A. Ski school coordinator, stage manager, drama camp counselor, bookseller, lawyer, librarian.
A. Writer. (But other than that? Reference librarian.)
A. Edina High School (in Edina, Minnesota), Princeton University.
A. Beethoven (especially his Third Symphony).
A. Me: Reading, writing, family, felines, museuming, travel, knitting.
A. Choose wisely.
A. Happiness is that feeling of "yes!" when you're writing a book, and all the pieces suddenly snap into place, and you know the characters and setting and plot from the beginning through the middle to the end, and it is absolutely, perfectly right.
A. Losing my mental capacity, through either disease or injury.
A. In a major city with world class museums, so that I could wake up tomorrow, go to one, and learn new things.
A. Most recently: "And then" and the word "that" (at least, in writing. I probably overuse other words and phrases while speaking.)
A. I would like to live without needing to sleep, so that I could do more reading, writing, learning, and living during those otherwise-wasted hours!
A. My greatest flaw is laziness -- some days, I fail to complete half the things on my to-do list because I get distracted by reading or writing or other fun things.
A. My best quality is being an optimist. Even when things are truly at their worst, I regroup quickly and find ways to move on.
A. Aragorn, in The Lord of the Rings, was one of the first heroes I truly admired.
A. Does Severus Snape count as a villain?
A. People not waiting their turn -- in lines at stores, in lanes while driving, etc.
A. Reference librarian -- I was one, for several years, and I loved learning new things every day.
A. If I could receive instant training and knowledge, I'd be a marine biologist, focusing my studies on whales.
A. Fairness, kindness, and being true to one's own beliefs.
A. Chinese food (the spicy dishes that include lots of crisp veggies, along with meat).