Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have no dimples, and I am not succinct. I am excellent in the
kitchen, excellent at the spoken and written word, and need some
help with decor. I'm well-traveled, well-read, and need to travel
and read a great deal more. I'm surely forgetting several
somethings, and I can live with that. Just realizing that I led off
with the kitchen makes me slightly uncomfortable.
I judge ice cream lines by their strawberry.
I am loyal, but not easy, and I love narrative and non-narrative
equally. Being a children's librarian mixed with dregs of
writer/performer/maker goes together about as well as you'd think.
I dream of following in E.B. & Katharine White's footsteps
Unions and public servants and universal human rights, I like
those. I'm the daughter of a nurse-midwife and a social worker, and
I'm an artist and librarian, and if none of that makes any sense to
you, this probably won't be a go.
What I’m doing with my life
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I read books to children, I instruct others how to read books to
children, and I spend a lot of time pursuing that unusually public
thing that is the public library. Sometimes in small rooms,
sometimes on islands. One of these days the New York Post is going
to do an expose on my tendency toward real talk with toddlers. I
have a complex professional past and present.
Above all, I am into telling stories, and being there when stories
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Loud laughter. Syntax. Stocking a cupboard. Listening and
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Freckles in the eyes. Sharp tongue. Confusing.
What you see is more what you get than it used to be--but I still
think there's an element of deception or surprise. I seem to have
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I own a lot of cookbooks. I'm also partial to transcendentalists
and New Englanders and Dorothy Allison and James Baldwin and Jane
Austen and trashy science fiction and excellent science fiction and
anything else I can get my hands on. Mean stories, from any era.
Walt Whitman and Maurice Sendak, and, well, many things. If you
recommend books to me, I tend to actually read them. I read a lot
of crap too, and these days I read a lot of great books for
children and young adults.
Horn sections. Damn I love those.
I probably haven't seen too many of the movies you love. Please
enjoy educating me. Or don't. Except I won't watch most horror
movies. I get scared.
I love love love watching anyone do anything with great competence,
or talk about how they love their job. Documentaries and DVD extras
provide this pleasure in spades.
Food. Produce. In large quantities. Fruit and flowers. Noodles and
bread and sweets and spicy. I like to make food and to bake food
and to pick it and to play with it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Rising oceans. Early education. Groceries. Loved ones.
You should message me if
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going to get a response. That said, I know this is hard and you do
get points for trying, so just be your fine freak-flag waving self
and say hello. Genuine kindness and a bit of effort goes far.
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