A. Critical things: family, friends, animals, nature, art, adventure.
A. Do the thing that scares you. Every challenge is an opportunity to stretch and grow.
A. For much of my life it was losing my parents. Now it's not having someone holding my hand as I die.
A. The Antarctic Peninsula, surrounded by penguins and ice.
A. Letting fear and insecurity about my artistic ability stop me from applying to art school when I was younger.
A. Being an accomplished cellist or violinist.
A. Definitely taking part in the successful animal rescue effort following the Treasure oil spill.
A. Let me get back to you on that one. Oh ya....it's procrastination.
A. My warm, friendly nature. (I chalk it up to my Italian heritage.)
A. When I was young, I wanted to come back as a horse, because I thought they were beautiful, powerful and graceful. Now, I think I would want to be an albatross, so I could experience the freedom of effortless soaring over the vast oceans.
A. My friends and family would probably say it's my laugh.
A. integrity, kindness, generosity
A. Chocolate. Is that wrong?
A. Illusions: Diary of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom, by John Follian The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson Sounding, by Hank Searls (O.K., that's six. So sue me.)
A. Illusions: Diary of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach
A. Believe in yourself, and never give up on your dreams.
A. That The Great Penguin Rescue is such an important and inspiring story. (People often compare it to Krakauer's Into Thin Air.)