Date Joined: July 26, 2016
Last Online: October 10, 2017
Birthday: August 20, 1959
Country: United States
I am a retired elementary school art teacher, enjoying the closest thing I'll ever get to being independently wealthy. My husband and I share the house with our menagerie - three dogs, two cats and a goldfish named Pig. Outside, our four chickens share their own A-frame house that I built last year. After many failed attempts to reproduce my Ohio garden in Las Vegas, I've given up and now focus on herbs and wildflowers.
I love so many different kinds of music that it's difficult to pick a favorite. The Beatles, of course, along with a lot of music from the late 60s - early 70s. World music, ancient music, Mickey Hart, Afro-Celt Sound System, Blackmore's Night, Middle Eastern, Celtic, music you find on Hearts of Space, some jazz, some bluegrass, singer/songwriters, etc., etc...
I read a lot of non-fiction, but have gotten back into fiction lately. Favorite authors include Michael Pollan, Bill Bryson, Margaret Atwood, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Frances Mayes, Barbara Kingsolver. Favorite books? Hmmm...The Harry Potter series; American Gods; The Olive Farm; Under the Tuscan Sun; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle; and anything by Edward Gorey.
1940s black and white movies - Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis...
Paterson * Our Little Sister * Let the Right One In * Only Lovers Left Alive * Planes, Trains, & Automobiles * Raiders of the Lost Ark * Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade * ET * The Green Mile * The Shawshank Redemption * Brigadoon * The Ghost and Mrs. Muir * Midnight in Paris * Mighty Aphrodite * Fiddler on the Roof * My Fair Lady * The original Star Wars trilogy * Lonesome Dove * Harry Potter* Bottle Shock * the list goes on and on...
We don't have TV, but thanks to the wonders of Netflix and streaming...
Vikings * The X Files * Stranger Things * Frasier * MASH * Downton Abbey * Sherlock * Lost
Fiber arts: spinning, knitting, sewing, some quilting, mixed media art, art journaling, mail art, gardening (I know, not really a craft, but something I like to do on a regular basis), cooking, baking, fermenting
I also enjoy drumming (frame and doumbek), yoga, druidry, women's spirituality, mythology, writing letters and learning whatever new thing happens to strike my fancy.
You might have guessed that I like to keep busy. Now that I'm retired, I wonder how I had time to raise a child and have a career...
I like "naked" postcards, interesting stamps, handmade stationery, envelopes, postcards, etc. I think all the postal marks, smudges, crinkles, etc. incurred through the mailing process add character!
Autumn is my favorite season; Halloween is the best holiday of the year! I favor the vintage, spooky, mystical, spiritual Halloween. NO GORE or SLASHER STUFF!
I have an affinity for ravens.
Apart from animal photos, I don't like "cute".
Racism/Intolerance in any form
People who take themselves too seriously or lack a sense of humor
When my mail goes by camel caravan
"Ha-ha! We have your mail!"
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