The View from Surprise

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Occupation Master of Uncertainty
Introduction On tikkun olam (repairing the world): Listening helps. Doing tangible stuff helps. Laughing helps. Knowing that I, along with everyone I argue with, may be completely wrong? That also helps. Vitriolic argument helps only if it leads to listening, laughing, concrete action, and a sense of perspective and personal humility.
Interests Nature education, teaching, fiber arts, social justice, secularism, homeschooling, feminism, landscape and macro photography, audiobooks, insects, cats, science fiction, children's literature, bonsai, native gardening, exotic invasive species removal, scouting, Buddhism, Middle Earth, cooking, fixing stuff, spinning yarn, knitting, humanism, pragmatism, natural dyeing, community building, environmental activism, curiosity.l.
Favorite Movies Mulan, Apocalypse Now, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, It's a Wonderful Life, Ghost Dog, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Iron Monkey, Master & Commander, The Searchers, The Others
Favorite Music Leonard Cohen, The Magnetic Fields, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Andrews Sisters, John Lee Hooker, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, The Beastie Boys, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Prince, Joan Armatrading, Chris Williamson, Holly Near, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wadaiko Matsuriza
Favorite Books Dune, The Blue Sword, The Great Fire, Gilead, The Ancestor's Tale, Ropemaker, Jane Eyre, The Graveyard Book, Johnny Tremain, Neverwhere, A Christmas Carol, Sisters of the Yam, The Seven Story Mountain, For the Time Being, My Side of the Mountain, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Tales of the Otori, Collected Essays of Michel Montaigne, Animal Farm, Whipping Girl