While from youth Paul Simon's real passion was rock and roll, his degree in English lit and literary bent found expression in his thoughtful lyrics throughout his songwriting career. Starting with "Sounds of Silence" Simon's poetic lyrics explored the interior life and raised the big questions about human existence: Who are we? What is our Purpose? Where is God? His album "Surprise" was written after 911 and his 60th birthday party and reflects his continued pursuit of the big questions. Hear them discussed at The Kindlings Muse with our panel: actor Candace Vance, theologian Greg Gorsuch, radio host and gadfly Bill Hogg and a live audience at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub in Seattle.