The Ridger, FCD

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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Retired
Location Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Introduction I used to teach Russian and Ukrainian, and some basic English, to civil servants. Now I teach Russian at a local continued-learning institute. I dabble in Gaelic and Welsh. I'm am amateur photographer and I love birding (in a small way). I'm a Progressive, and a Freethinker, and I know Evolution is a fact - that's FCD, Friend of Charles Darwin (look down the sidebar). I read a lot, and follow women's college basketball. Also I love astronomy, though I'm a rank amateur at it. Most of all, I like living in the reality-based community...
Interests writing, Lady Vols, ACLU, sci-fi, history, natural sciences, translating and teaching translation, Firefly, Sailor Moon, Stargate, Dr Who, Torchwood, Russian, Ukrainian, Gaelic
Favorite Movies Lord of the Rings, Some Like It Hot, Shake Hands With the Devil, Truly Madly Deeply, Arsenic and Old Lace, Serenity, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Bringing Up Baby, the MCU, Star Wars (prequels? what prequels?)
Favorite Music Mozart, JS Bach, JC Bach, PDQ Bach), They Might Be Giants, Manilow, Ron Sexsmith, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart's American Songbook, Four Seasons, Yo-Yo Ma, John Barrowman
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings, Angela Thirkell, Anthony Trollope, Richard Dawkins, Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti, Henning Mankell, Summerland (Michael Chabon), Christopher Brookmyre (especially Not the End of the World and One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night), Haruki Murakami, Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, N.K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie