jr37
39 Philadelphia, United States
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My self-summary
Lately I've been reading Krishnamurti, James Baldwin, and a friend's supermarket shelf romance novel - still turning my house into a home - and still figuring out which of my thumbs is the green one.
What I’m doing with my life
My old business cards say Creative Conspirator, which is still pretty accurate. I like to stay curious about things - and try to cultivate curiosity in others. I'm on the academic side of the arts, as a college lecturer and academic advisor, and also work as an independent curator.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: J.L. Carr, Patrick Gale, Alan Hollinghurst, M.R. James, H.H. Munro, Ray Bradbury, Iris Murdoch, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, Virginia Woolf, Italo Calvino...

Movies: just about anything starring Tilda Swinton, William Powell or Myrna Loy... or directed by Ferzan Ozpetek or Hayao Miyazaki... Giulietta degli spiriti, Withnail & I... also lately I've been rewatching Northern Exposure and remembering how much I love it.

Music: BBC R3, The Books, Cole Porter, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Kate Bush, Meredith Monk, Kronos Quartet, Ride, Jefferson Airplane, Suzanne Vega, Steeleye Span, Nils Frahm... up-to-the-minute, I've been digging Mashrou' Leila & spending evenings with Billie Holiday and/or Janis Joplin. Also, I love Jethro Tull, which seems to throw a lot of people off.

Food: umeshiso maki from Raw Lounge, dal makhani (and pretty much anything else) from Tiffin, smoky & spicy tofu burritos from Santa Fe Burrito, fudge donuts from Fisher & Donaldson, yasai yaki soba from Wagamama, tom ka from Citrus Club, anything from Spring Street Natural.
The six things I could never do without
The sea, the woods, books, music, soap, and a keen appreciation of the absurd.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I shouldn't be overthinking things.
On a typical Friday night I am
At an exhibition opening in support of a colleague or a friend, shaking it loose on a dance floor somewhere, or home with a movie or a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm tickled by lolcats... and sorta allergic to real cats.
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