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Introduction ** I NOW BLOG AT BYTHEPEN.WORDPRESS.COM Please check it out! ** I am a proud student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with interests in Medieval Studies and English Literature, and am currently going through the discernment process for ordination in the Episcopal Church. I love talking to other people and developing meaningful friendships; I'm a fairly open person. Also, I dislike stereotyping of any kind. Large cities fascinate me, as do people who display prodigious wit. I enjoy asking tough questions, the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Interfaith issues. I am the co-founder of, and a contributor to, the blog Faith Line Protestants, a site devoted to Christians and interfaith cooperation. Check it out at I have a soft spot for good ale and anything pertaining to the Anglican choral tradition. I also like vestments.
Interests Writing, Interfaith, Ecumenism, the Medieval World, British culture and history, British literature from the late Middle-Ages through the Victorian period, the Inklings, Religion, penmanship, pipes and pipe lore, the English language, cooking, the Harry Potter universe, drinking coffee, drinking tea, American football, tailored suits, long talks with good friends that last well into morning, and living a full life.
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Everything is Illuminated, Driving Lessons, the Harry Potter series, Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven, almost all of the James Bonds, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Layer Cake, The Patriot, The Mission.
Favorite Music Coldplay, John Mayer, the Beatles, Mute Math, Imogen Heap, U2, Dvorak, Tallis, Byrd, Lauridsen, Bach, Mahler, Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, and Wagner.
Favorite Books The Harry Potter series, Great Expectations, The Great Gatsby, Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Canterbury Tales, Wordsworth, Donne, Byron, Keats, and Austen, among many, many others.