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About me

Introduction I live in South Minneapolis with Chris, Emma and Sauvi. We make good trouble together. I am committed to living in such a way as to engender peace and social justice, ecology and sustainability, and cultural, spiritual and artistic expression and exchange. I am interested in dialogue about the core of the human experience.
Interests I am passionate about music. My interests include reading, travel, cooking, qigong, kayaking, dance, the natural world, language, and chocolate…not necessarily in any order. (I appreciate chaos.) I have a background in music, ESL, healing arts, health sciences, teaching and educational program design.
Favorite Movies American Beauty Boys Don’t Cry Death and the Maiden Harvey Janis Live in Maid Lonestar Marty Murderball Night on Earth No Country for Old Men Oasis Off the Map Osama Pan’s Labyrinth Quiz Show Ratatouille Shall We Dance Spellbound Tampopo Taxi to the Dark Side The Ballad of Jack and Rose The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds The Lives of Others The Terrorist Yes You Can Count on Me
Favorite Music Jazz: Bill Evans, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Tommy Flanagan, John Coltraine, Charlie Haden, Ella Fitzgerald, Patricia Barber, Johnny Hartman Popular: John Prine, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Morgana King, Stevie Wonder Classic Rock: Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin Global: Luciana Souza, Martirio, Ibrahim Ferrer ? Genre: The Bad Plus, David Byrne Classical: Emerson String Quartet, Il Giardino Armonico, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Pierre Fournier, Janos Starker, Jacqueline Du Pre, Berta Rojas, Hilary Hahn, Alfred Brendel, Andras Schiff, Garrick Ohlsson, , Kathryn Stott
Favorite Books Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Complete Short Stories of William Trevor, Postcards by Annie Proulx, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Silences by Tillie Olsen The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg, The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, The Tenth Muse, My Life in Food by Judith Jones People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn Poetry – Emily Dickenson, Maria Rainer Rilke, Langston Hughes Dr. Suess - Sneetches and the Lorax The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Harold and the Purple Crayon Wicked – Gregory Maguire Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah Pathologies of Power – Paul Farmer Mountains beyond Mountains – Tracy Kidder Deep Ecology – Bill McKibben Anything by James Baldwin Focus by Arthur Miller The Survivor by Terence Des Pre

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“There is more to life than increasing its speed” Aldous Huxley , "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." Emily Dickenson Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. ~Issac Asimov “I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” Jean Cocteau