A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)
A. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, who is, to my unending delight, my best friend.
A. research, which may involve swimming with pink dolphins, dancing with a famous cockatoo, hiking into cloud forests in search of tree kangaroos, or searching for tigers on elephant back.
A. "It's better than a sharp stick in the eye."
A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.