Right now, I've finished a PhD program and I work for a nonprofit progressive political organization on the side. I write all the time--chapters, articles, speeches, PR, long-winded emails. That's my life right now. When I'm not writing, I'm traveling, exploring Durham or Raleigh, or just walking my dog and thinking.
The best compliment I've received this week is that I'm adventurous. The most useful critique I received is that I can be really impatient. I'm working on it.
I'm really politically liberal. Social justice is as close as I come to religious beliefs.
When I lived overseas, I once walked three miles in the back woods of the Ukraine with a friend to hunt down a little-known vineyard and try their wine. I like to move.
My life is pretty eclectic, although, my appearance never changes. I've had people recognize me whom I haven't seen since I was 12. But long hair and big hazel eyes seem to work for me, so I'm going to stick with them :)
Movies: Tombstone, Snatch, Love Actually, Gladiator, 300, Juno, The Social Network, The American President, Serenity
TV: Glee, Eddie Izzard, Criminal Minds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, Parenthood, Coupling
Food: Sushi, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
2. Books, and now e-books
3. My dog, Lucy
4. An internet connection
5. My three closest friends
6. The mountains