A. I love life and write to celebrate it
A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)
A. Writing a bad book
A. right here in Hancock, NH--but not at my computer!
A. The author Henry Beston. Though I am not nearly as talented as he, his observation that animals are not our brethern and not our underlings, but "other nations" resonates deeply with me.
A. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, who is, to my unending delight, my best friend.
A. "It's better than a sharp stick in the eye."
A. That dogs don't live as long as people
A. That nobody I've studied has eaten me yet.
A. Being human. Oh well. Next time....
A. I'm not mean.
A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.
A. How ill-at-ease I am with people, but how happy and whole I am around animals.
A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
A. King Kong--I was always rooting for him to win!
A. Id' like to meet Genghis Khan, to discuss camels.
A. I am frustrated when people assume animals do not think and feel, which is quite common, or that their thoughts and feelings matter less than our own.
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. Deep-sea diver
A. compassion, intelligence and sense of humor
A. Dogfood--because it's probably the only single food that could sustain a human for any period of time. Unfortunately it tastes like dogfood. Also, I'm a vegetarian, so this whole scenario isn't coming out well at all!.
A. The Lion Sleeps Tonight; Pachobel Cannon; Quem Pastores; Glory Days; Dona Nobis Pachem