i loved to read as a child, and then forgot about it. i fell in love with reading again 10 years ago when i was assigned junot diaz' drown for my one and only english class in college. i recently read two of his newer short stories in the new yorker, and i am shocked by the emotional response that man can elicit from me with some words on a piece of paper (or computer screen, i guess).
my favorite moments these days include cooking, eating, laughing until it hurts, drinking iced coffee at pavement (near berklee) or jaho (in salem), walking around, reading on the banks of the river charles, having insightful, creative conversations, staring at my computer screen in awe of jon stewart's supreme wit, and having meaningful conversations with my students.
i spend my evenings and weekends doing one of the following:
staring down hulu
cooking/eating awesome food
reading on my couch or by the river in my hammock
partner dancing (salsa and argentine tango)
having lovely conversations with my friends
working on improving education in boston
dreaming about passing the DREAM act, and other pro-immigration reforms
painting (also new)
(one more thing i'm not willing to admit here)
michelle alexander - the new jim crow
the locavore / sustainable food genre
jon stewart - he's my hero!
young adult novels (amazing. why are adults even reading other genres?!?)
movies that make me cry. or laugh. or think.
music that makes me cry. or dance. or sing along.
food that makes me close my eyes and take a deep breath before continuing. the following have been on the menu recently:
*spinach, spinach and more spinach (other greens too).
*a zucchini and eggplant lasagna that is perhaps the best thing i have ever eaten.
*roasted potato salad. ok, maybe this is the best thing i've ever eaten...
*home-made butter (cream + shaking + salt at the end). it's amazing.
**there's also been plenty of (locally sourced) meat in my diet lately... but i guess i'm still 'mostly vegetarian'
the people in my life
(let's say that these are not in order of importance...)
and you're really, really liberal.
and you're a feminist.
and you realize that acknowledging your privilege is an ongoing process.
you should also write me an entire message, based on what I've written in this profile. my inbox is full of 'heys'.