A. dolphin trainer; theater critic; advertising copywriter; consultant; documentary film maker; pheasant farmer; founder and CEO of a publishing company; lecture touring;
A. CEO of my clicker training company KPCT/Waltham MA
A. Miss Harris'es school, Miami, Florida; Cornell University; graduate work in zoology at University of Hawaii, New York University, and Rutgers Newark
A. Oh, tough one; Holst? Mozart? Faure? Bernstein?
A. National Velvet
A. Very interesting so far.
A. Imua, which is Hawaiian for 'forward!'
A. Not counting food, sex, and unexpected large checks, I suppose. Happiness is not quite the word, anyway, but peak experiences? Working in the open ocean with a trained dolphin is a major thrill. Sometimes I've had the same experience on stage--and sometimes in a theater audience, too: sort of wow, this is so great I wish it would never end. Is that perfect happiness?
A. Losing my cellphone.
A. Charles Darwin.
A. President Obama, at this moment.
A. What a question: I'm a writer! I'm taking the 5th on this one.
A. I'll take the 5th on this one, too.
A. Flying. No airplane, just flying.
A. Doh. The most recent book, of course. No, seriously: my kids.
A. The worry habit.
A. I'll stay with what I have, thank you.
A. I have no idea.
A. Symphony conductor.
A. Dick Francis. Donna Leon. Angela Thirkell. I like books I can read, forget, and read again, with wit, real people, and plot too. No slogging, please.
A. One of my own...Lads Before the Wind...
A. Write 500 to 1000 words a day, starting at age 12 or earlier, for your whole life.
A. When's your next book coming out?
A. After several decades of teaching animals and people with positive reinforcement, and several books about that, I had hundreds of new stories going to waste, and dozens of new questions that needed answering. This book is a start.