If you've not read any of Kinky's novels, well...I'd suggest "Greenwich Killing Time" as a good start. "Armadillos and Old Lace" isn't bad, either. I haven't read "Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola" yet, but I do have a copy.
I remember that. I don't know if he's a man of character (which we say we want but never get in politicians), but he certainly is a character!
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.