TERRY: And what would you say the ethos in your home
TIM: You mean like politically?
TERRY: Yeah, and spiritually. You know, if there was a
DeChristopher credo . . . I mean, in our family I’d say
it was “work.” That was my father’s credo. That was his
religion. And so it became ours.
TIM: I’d say in my family it was “knowledge,” or “logic.”
It was very intellectual.
TERRY: So a typical conversation around your dinner
table would be?
TIM: Around political issues. Local issues. My parents
definitely identified as liberals or progressives. And I
think especially when I was younger, they were rather
free-thinking. But then got comfortable. As I got older.
TERRY: How so?
TIM: They started making more money.
TERRY: And how did that impact you?
TIM: Well, certainly in some good ways. I mean, they
were able to help me with college and that sort of thing.
TERRY: Did you have a religion growing up?
TERRY: So was there a particular spiritual tradition in