Maria K.

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About me

Industry Banking
Occupation Operations research analyst
Location Kings Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Introduction "A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.
Interests reading, writing, aikido, photography, pyrography, drawing, modeling
Favorite Movies Forrest Gump, Dangerous Liaisons, A Chorus Line, Moulin Rouge, The Birdcage, anything based on a Jane Austen novel, To Wong Foo - Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar, Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, Men in Black, Shrek, Monsters Inc., Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Neverending Story, Pulp Fiction
Favorite Music Classical, Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Aerosmith, Evan and Jaron, Neil Diamond, Patricia Kaas, Joe Dassin, Garou. LOVE Weird Al - it's good to see someone who doesn't take himself too seriously and is not afraid to make fool of himself. NOT RAP - PLEASE NO! And nothing overly "heavy metallic", now that I think about it.
Favorite Books Science fiction (Isaac Azimov, Arthur Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein), fantasy (Andrew Norton, Ursula LeGuin, J.K. Rowling, J.R. Tolkien), mystery (Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Deanna Raybourn, Tracy Grant, Tasha Alexander), comic strip collection (Dilbert, Far Side, Peanuts, Garfield, Bodinsky's Blog)