I am unusual in that I lack a class identity. My father, a physicist who worked for the US government, married out of his class, which was upper middle. My Mom's father was a redneck type who chewed tobacco and raised gamecocks in the back yard of his small house on the outskirts of Arkansas City, Kansas. Growing up I never felt that I belonged to either class. I did feel that I belonged to a country however. I had a strong identity as an American when I was young.
I am old now. In some ways I like being old. When I was young I never thought that would happen. When I was young I identified with youth very much.
There is no television in my home, which is a small studio apartment in "downtown" San Francisco. "Downtown" is what they call it here. I would call it "inner city," though I would hasten to add that the neighborhood is not dangerous. In my opinion television was the worst thing that ever happened to the country, including slavery. Not that slavery was not evil. It was pretty bad.
I am a tennis player. It is not a hobby because I feel moral obligation to play, and in no sense am I escaping reality. I also do writing. When I was in high school reading Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying made me want to be a writer.
I live with two cats and I take the bus because I can't afford a car.