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About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation writer
Location McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Introduction I write novels and two blogs. Urban homesteading is a passion as is bringing mental illness into the light. is my urban homesteading blog (mostly clean language-cooking, gardening, herbology, food preserving) (this is my personal blog and includes all kinds of swearing and content inappropriate for children or gentle readers) Dustpan Alley is my old blog which is no longer active.
Interests writing, fashion design, pattern drafting, color swatching, details, vintage style, vintage sewing patterns
Favorite Movies Bridget Jone's Diary, Love Actually, Gosford Park, Brassed Off, To Have And Have Not, An Affair To Remember, Lord Of The Rings, The Big Sleep, Desk Set, How To Marry A Million, North By Northwest, The Shop Around The Corner, When Harry Met Sally
Favorite Music The Pogues, Mob Hits, David Bowie (the old stuff mostly), Leonard Cohen, Vivaldi (The Four Seasons), Pachabel's Canon, The Devil Makes Three, Johnny Cash, The Dubliners, Roy Acuff, folk music in general
Favorite Books "Pickled, Potted, and Canned" by Sue Shepherd, "The Botany of Desire" by Michael Pollan, Georgette Heyer books, Mary Stewart books, Michael Connelly, P.G. Wodehouse, Dorothy Sayers books, and all of Jane Austen's work.

Why does the color blue mean raspberry-flavored?

I had no idea it meant that. So obviously I haven't got a clue. But it sounds pretty stupid in any case.