Elizabeth Mahlou

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation organizational administrator/international consultant
Location California, United States
Introduction I am the mother of 4 birth children (plus 3 others who lived with us) and grandmother of 2, all of them exceptional children. Married for 42 years, I grew up in Maine, live in California, and work in many places in education, linguistics, and program management. In my spare time, I rescue and tame feral cats and have the scars to prove it. A long-time ignorantly blissful atheist converted by a theophanic experience to Catholicism, I am now a joyful catechist. Oh, I also authored a dozen books, two under my pen name of Mahlou (Blest Atheist and A Believer-in-Waiting's First Encounters with God).
Interests languages, foreign cultures (and the people who are in them), promiscuous reading (especially medieval spiritual literature)
Favorite Movies I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Star Trek movies, Star Wars movies, Galaxy Quest, The Scarlet and the Black, Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas), Ironiya sud'by (The Irony of Fate), Moskva slezam ne verit (Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears), Sixth Sense, Chances Are, Three Wishes, The First Five People You Meet in Heaven, Fly Away Home
Favorite Music classical (especially Chopin and Liszt/which I love to play on the piano; hymns of all types (which I also love to play); folk music from Europe/Latin America/Eurasia
Favorite Books Road to Damascus (Elaine Imady), The Last Lecture (Pautsch), The Fire Within (Dubay), Authenticity (Dubay), Deep Conversion Deep Prayer (Dubay), Metaphors of Islamic Humanism (Omar Imady), The Book of Privy Counseling (unknown author), The Cloud of Unknowing (unknown author), the works of St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence (or rather someone who knew him well), A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens), The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner), Dubliners (James Joyce), Les Jeux Sont Faits (Sartre - The Chips Are Down), Die Verwandlung (Kafka - The Metamorphosis), Bog pravdu vidit, no ne srazu skazhet (Tolstoy - God sees the truth but does not reveal it immediately)