The Ridger, FCD

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Industry Education
Location Somewhere in Maryland, United States
Introduction I teach Russian and Ukrainian, and some basic English. I dabble in Gaelic and Welsh. I'm am amateur photographer and I've recently started 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... One more thing: this blog and the opinions on it are mine, and don't represent any institution or employer... probably very much so don't.
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
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