Mad Chris -- Philosopher, Public Thinker, Writer -- is our very own Seneca. He lives the much envied life of a scholarly flâneur. He spends half of his time in the hustle and bustle of New York City, and the other half in quietude, on a houseboat, atop a famous lake in the Scottish Highlands. His favourite writer? You guessed it -- Seneca. The food at his death bed? '3-5 olives.'