I'm a rather shy nonprofit drone, writer & cat-owner.
Spirituality is important to me, but the form it takes can be
variable. I keep returning to Quakerism and moved to the city with
the largest concentration of Quakers in the US, so I expect I'll
stick with it. I'm into kiyaking, gardening, activism, swimming,
reading, playing bridge, and Biodanza.
I moved to Philadelphia from DC for a year-long internship, and am
now entereing grad school. I'm seeing someone, but I'm still making
friends and have met some fun people through OkC. Bonus points for
a dance partner. I'm up for learning new dances, but I'm really
into contradancing and/or waltzing. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Reading prodigiously, writing another novel, exploring a new city.
I wasn't enjoying my career so I've started over with an
internship, and I really love it.
I’m really good at
I'm an awesome writer, which is my passion. I'm also good at
herding cats, which is not. I'm a good at playing bridge, which is
The first things people usually notice about me
I am tall and I am quiet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Lord of the Rings, Terry Pratchett, The Hundred Thousand
Kingdoms, Tamora Pierce, West with the Night, Jasper Fforde, books
on spirituality, books on gardening
Shows: The Professionals, The West Wing, Dark Angel, Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Stargate: SG1,
Music: John Hiatt, Iris Dement, Indigo Girls, Tom Lehrer, Tom
Russell, The Kennedys, Austin Lounge Lizards, Catie Curtis, Trout
Fishing in America, folk music by small bands you've probably never
heard of (but are awesome!)
Food: I am a foodie. My favorite is Mexican, though I'm a bit of a
snob about it having lived on the border for most of my life;
people kept telling me there were good Mexican places in DC and I
kept being disappointed. Thai and pho are also favorites, but I'm
up for almost anything.
The six things I could never do without
My iPod - for my podcasts and my meditation tapes and occasionally
even for music
My laptop/the interwebs
My glasses so that I can see the interwebs!
The library so that I do not spend quite so much money on books as
I would otherwise.
Books - a world without books would not be worth living
Chocolate - see "books" above
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cooking, gardening, books, social theory and social justice... The
environment, what I want to do with my life, spirituality, dancing,
ways in which Quakerism needs to change to join the 20th century
(forget about the 21st - I despair of that), the plot of whatever
novel I'm working on at that moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Exhausted. But when not sound asleep, often contradancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I only knit because the Stitch & Bitch crowd is fun to hang out
Conspiracy theories crack me up, so I read a lot of them.
Occasionally, one of them even becomes convincing, and then I scare
FYI - I don't do phones - not talking, not texting - until after
I've met someone in person. I dislike phones at the best of times,
and it's worse if I don't know the person at the other end.
You should message me if
You are interested in going contradancing. Or hanging out/having