When I was a child, I'd go out in the woods, and everything
there--from the lines of branches against the sky to the shapes of
lichens on stones--looked like runes or hieroglyphs to me, making
up a language which was the natural world.
Nature and language are at the core of who I am, so, after a few
false starts, I am embarking on a career in environmental
journalism. I've also had some essays and poems published, and hope
to take a stab at fiction next.
Though happily in awe of life, I'm not immune to occasional fits of
darkness--but that's life really. We accept the darkness and the
I am a gracefully (I hope) aging punk rocker and an aspiring
buddhist. I ride my bike everywhere, even in winter, and have 2 pet
birds I allow to chew holes in my possessions.
There's so much to love about life and humankind. I'm learning that
what motivates me is a desire for connection--to nature, to art, to
communities, to friends, to myself.
So I'd like to get out and do fun things, and if something deeper
develops, that would be perfect. Cycling, kayaking, poetry
readings, movies, spicy food--these are all things I like to do.
But let me know what you want to do! I don't feel everyone in my
life has to have the same interests as me.
What I’m doing with my life
Pitching articles to environmental magazines. Writing a lot. Doing
fun things with friends. Loving my birds.
I’m really good at
Sarcasm, daydreaming, wondering how people are and calling them to
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea, really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There's so much good, creative stuff out there, I really can't pick
favorites. All kinds of books except romance and horror--with a
devastating weakness for Scandinavian mystery novels. Spicy food
with lots of vegetables, excellent ginger beer. I crave yummy
desserts at all times. I like same cool tv that all the cool people
like, and endearing quirky movies like the version of Romeo and
Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio. Also, documentaries on PBS and
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm trying to learn to think less.
On a typical Friday night I am
I may go out, but I'm also perfectly happy staying home with a book
or surfing left wing snark sites, or cooking dinner and watching a
movie with my loved ones.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have eaten ramen noodles without cooking them.
You should message me if
you are interested in meeting for coffee or doing something fun, or
are just curious and would like to talk.