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Industry Arts
Occupation writer/graphic artist/teacher
Location United States
Introduction I love to write, read, paint, draw, take photos, listen to music, travel, and stargaze. If I could live my life over again I would be an astronomer. “Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering. Arthur C. Clarke
Interests my family, people, astronomy, science, writing poetry, fiction and non fiction, writing to penfriends all over the world, reading, drawing, painting, computer art/graphics, photography, watching films, museums, travel, blogging, making porcelain dolls
Favorite Movies Caddyshack, Animal House, The Apartment, Vacation, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Suddenly Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Grapes of Wrath, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Poet's Society, anything with Pacino, Lord of the Rings, Stardust
Favorite Music Elton John (older stuff-he can't sing for shit anymore), Green Day, INXS, U 2, RUSH, Pink Floyd, Motorhead, The Corr's, Outcast, Sting, Moody Blues, ELO, Aerosmith, Annie Lennox, Macy Gray, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, John Lennon, Enya (sometimes), Chicago, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Doobie Brothers, Journey, classical orchestal music and oldies rock.
Favorite Books A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Sophie's World, White Noise, Blindness by Jose Saramago, anything by Poe, The Shipping News, Beloved, A Handmaid's Tale, Mara and Dann, anything by Dorothy Parker, A Passage to India, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris Sherman Alexi's Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain, Albert Camus'collection of essays, Carl Sagan's Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Sam Harris: Letter to a Christian Nation, Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion, Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs, JD Salinger's Nine Stories.

If you could peer far enough into the night sky, you'd see a star in any direction you looked. When would you sleep?

When my eyelids grew too heavy to hold them open. I would continue to gaze in wonder as I fall asleep under the night sky. This is an actual scene from my life as we camped under the starry sky at Santa Rosa, New Mexico one cool late-summer night.