A. I'm a bit of a control freak. Helplessness -- inability to help my children, husband, friends, self or pets -- freaks me out.
A. I would be on Shackleford Banks, an uninhabited island off the coast of North Carolina., listening to the waves, revelling in the fact that I was surrounded by wild things.
A. Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen
A. not hitchhiking around the world before I lost UNFAILING faith in human nature
A. I can see myself playing the harp. I'd have to build it a room of its own, and grow my hair down to my waist to look RIGHT playing it, but I think there's some thrilling music waiting in my fingertips.
A. Overdoing it (any IT )
A. Empathy and the ability to cook outstanding cheese enchiladas
A. I would like to be the oldest, strongest redwood tree on earth -- what scope and wisdom!
A. Scout in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and Patty Bergen in SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER are two girls of great moral courage!
A. I want to shake people who have no empathy ; it's not that difficult to imagine yourself in another creature's -- human or animal-- skin (or exoskeleton) and imagine he/she has not had your advantages. Piece of cake, really!
A. Depends on what you mean by "occupation." Teaching high school English was my favorite job, but my favorite hobbies are riding mountain bikes, riding horses and reading, reading, reading. Oh, I enjoy cooking, too.
A. Veterinarian for heartbroken unicorns
A. Loyalty, sense of humor and empathy
A. You're No Good, If It Makes You Happy, Desperado, Goodbye Earl, Greensleeves and Somewhere Over the Rainbow (but ONLY by IZ)