I’m trying to get into volunteering. I want to do something mental-health related, maybe a suicide prevention hotline. My friend committed suicide a few months ago; it’s personal now.
I’m intrigued by the human brain, the ways we respond to each other. I’m always reading about this stuff, all the crazy things going on in our skulls. Your personality being in a room changes how my personality acts.
I just read this book about how the human body instinctively reacts to water. We’ve all been naturally drawn to water since we were cave men; it’s just calming.
I don’t really like solitude.
If I could dream up a life, I’d live on a little farm. I’d have a family maybe, and a few acres with a pig, a cat, a horse, one monkey just for fun, maybe a penguin. All the animals would have to get along, though, or there wouldn’t be much point to it. It could be like a little animal sanctuary. Maybe the penguin should have a broken fin, and I’d nurse it back to health.
I guess I’ve never really thought of myself as a compassionate person, but maybe I am.
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