A. I've been telling myself "Life is Good" every day since long before there was a clothing company with that name
A. "Just" There's a great website called wordcloud. You enter text into it and it creates a picture of all your most used words, with the words you used most being the biggest. I pasted all of the first draft of 'Belly Up' into it and discovered I'd used the word "Just" more than my own protagonist's name. So I went back through the book and cut out hundreds of "justs."
A. Trustworthiness, respect for other people -- and the ability to make people laugh.
A. On safari in Africa