Bellona of Avalon

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Greeley, Colorado, United States
Introduction I was born in Colorado to a full-blooded Norwegian/American mother from North Dakota and a Cajun/Scottish father from Mississippi. Raised and educated in four states, eight public schools, and one liberal arts Lutheran college, I somehow ended up in South Dakota and was married to a mostly Dutch guy for twenty years. Having recently found my way back to Colorado, I'm living in a charming brick bungalow that is of approximately the same vintage as me. I have two sons whom I adore beyond reason. The younger one lives with me and spends an inordinate amount of time on his computer. The older one has graduated from college, married a lovely and very smart young woman, and now lives in Kirkland, WA. I also live with a cat named Newton who loves me because I feed him. © 2007-2017 Carla VanBemmel
Interests writing, live music, gardening, beer, world peace, vikings, NPR, Barbie, key lime pie, Arthurian legend, Venn diagrams, palindromes, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, photography, kissing, faeries, romance, costuming, twinkly eyes, kindness, flannel pajamas, shoes, Julia Child, passion, Celtic Spirituality, decorating, poetry, food & wine, pink flamingos, coffee, cats, thunderstorms, quarks, aging gracefully, cobalt glass, split aparts, going barefoot, creme brulee, fractals, naps, recycling, road trips, pizza, the Fibonacci sequence
Favorite Movies The Secret of Roan Inish, Young Frankenstein, Body Heat, Chocolat, Serenity, Muriel's Wedding, The Big Chill, Groundhog Day, Star Trek (2009), Bagdad Cafe, Steel Magnolias, Love With The Proper Stranger, Practical Magic, The Gods Must be Crazy, Under the Tuscan Sun, Victor/Victoria, Cold Comfort Farm, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Rocket Gibraltar, The Princess Bride, Being There, High Fidelity, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Triplets of Belleville, Local Hero, Chasing Amy, The Philadelphia Story, I Love You to Death, A Fish Called Wanda
Favorite Music Beatles, Bacharach/David, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patsy Cline, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, CSN&Y, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Elvis Costello, Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Hank Harris, Heart, Don Henley, Jethro Tull, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gordon Lightfoot, Lyle Lovett, Maroon 5, John McCutcheon, Sarah McLachlan, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Red Willow Band, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Sting, Susan Tedeschi, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Stevie Wonder
Favorite Books The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, anything by Sue Monk Kidd, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Hiassen or Margaret Atwood, the earlier sci-fi by Aasimov and Heinlein, Zen poetry of Dogen, the poems of Constantine Cavafy, The Bad Speller by William Steig, How to Eat Like a Child by Delia Ephron

Dr. Chandra, will I dream? Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. No one knows why.