Discover the 'Soul of an Octopus' with Sy Montgomery
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Id' like to meet Genghis Khan, to discuss camels.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
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.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Being human. Oh well. Next time....