A. I've been a humane educator for over 20 years, and all my jobs prior to that were leading me in that direction
A. The one I have now as president and head of faculty at the Institute for Humane Education
A. I went to the Nightingale-Bamford School for girls for 12 years and then received my B.A. and M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School
A. Harold and Maude
A. Star Trek, by far
A. Joyfully trying to live the MOGO principle
A. My life is my message
A. Living a meaningful life in which we try to do the most good and the least harm to all and engage in authentic, caring relationships leads to happiness.
A. My greatest fear is not living fully, deeply, and kindly and thus, having significant regrets.
A. Right where I am.
A. My role model is Mahatma Gandhi.
A. I admire so many people; I can't name one, but right now I especially admire Barack Obama and Van Jones
A. That my father didn't live long enough to meet my husband or son or know what I did with my life.
A. Being a comedian.
A. My contribution to the growing comprehensive humane education movement
A. I react to things too quickly.
A. A lifelong commitment to self reflection that leads me to live with greater integrity
A. I would be myself, with fewer flaws
A. The first thing that surprises people when they have read my books and they meet me is that I'm short
A. Medea in Claude and Medea. I wrote this book so it's no wonder Medea is my favorite fictional hero!
A. The black oily thing in Star Trek: The Next Generation
A. Mahatma Gandhi. Thank you.
A. Rudeness, snottyness.
A. I have more than one: hiking, ice skating, swimming on a hot day in a pond or the ocean, x-country skiing, observing nature, laughing
A. I love my profession as a humane educator, president of the Institute for Humane Education, and writer, but my fantasy profession would be hosting The Daily Show and being as funny as Jon Stewart
A. Kindness, Humor, Integrity
A. Roald Dahl short stories
A. Write what you know and what you're passionate about.
A. There isn't one I can think of, but now I'll pay more attention!
A. The MOGO Principle - doing the most good and the least harm to myself, other people, animals and the environment, is the guiding principle of my life. I'm a humane educator who teaches about the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection and culture, and I wanted to give readers what I've been trying to give my students: knowledge, tools, and inspiration for a rewarding journey toward a better world and a more meaningful life