A. Happiness doesn't have to be perfect. I am happiest working long days with refugees but at the end of those days, I am often hot, sweaty, tired and desperate for a bubble bath. There are no bubble baths in third world refugee settings so I settle for waiting till I get home. That's real happiness - finding it in the moment and accepting what you have.
A. Darfur or Afghanistan working in a remote clinic
A. The many staff at the International Rescue Committee who devote every waking hour to saving refugees
A. That I didn't start writing a novel sooner
A. Working with refugees and sharing their stories thru writing
A. My optimism
A. I'd still be myself - only better
A. Atticus Finch from "To Kill A Mockingbird"
A. Rhett Butler - though he's not entirely a villain and maybe that's why he's my favorite
A. Anne Boleyn - "What were you thinking?"
A. Writer/ambassador for the UN
A. Sense of humor, integrity, and ability to persevere
A. Jelly beans or cheeseburgers - can't decide
A. "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Somewhere" from West Side Story, "Memories" from Cats, "Time to Say Goodbye" and just about any Christmas song
A. D.H. Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen
A. "The Secret Garden", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Gone With The Wind," "Lady Chatterley's Lover," and "The Giving Tree."
A. "To Kill a Mockingbird"
A. Edit, edit, edit
A. None yet - can't wait to hear them!