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Industry Arts
Location Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction I'm a lay preacher,a poet, a mother, a social worker, a UUBu, among other things. I speak fluent German and English, used to dream in Swedish and speak it with a German accent; have also studied Spanish, KiSwahili, French. This is where my poems and other writings will end up. maybe more. If you want to read my sermons, you are very welcome to and can find them at www.leamon.org/kj
Interests poetry (writing it reading it delivering it), Buddhism, Unitarian Universalism, adoption, bisexuality & hasbians, parenting on the edge, Star Island (www.starisland.org), International Affairs Conference (www.internataionaffairsconference.org), Dave Zirin's column, dancing, meditation, my children, organic gardening, Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me, kick-ass boots, social justice, hanging with my friends, reflective supervision, Child Trauma Institute (www.childtrauma.com), Radio Lab
Favorite Movies Run Lola Run, Sound of Music, V for Vendetta, Truly Madly Deeply, It's a Wonderful Life, Crash, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Bound, Contact (with Jodie Foster), the original Willy Wonka, Fiddler on the Roof, the 10th anniversary of Les Mis via PBS, xxy, Becoming Jane, Don Cheadle in nearly anything, pretty dirty things, The Visitor
Favorite Music Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone, Angelique Kidjo, Nanci Griffith, Billy Bragg, Joni Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani, Beatles, U2, Alanis Morrissette, Alana Davis, Meshelle Ndegeocello, bad 80s music, Soundtrack to Born Into Brothels, Soundtrack to Les Mis, Krishna Das
Favorite Books Never Let Me Down; Conversations with the Archangel by Stephen Mitchell; The Story of Edgar Sawtelle; The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa, Plan B: More Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott, The Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit, Points of My Compass by E.B. White, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence by Robert Pirsig, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Yo by Julia Alvarez, Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard, The Buddha Books (vol 1-8) by Tezuka Osamu, Billy Collins, Pablo Neruda, Mary Oliver, Marge Piercy, Anne Sexton, Jane Hirschfield, Wendell Berry, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzburg, Sharon Olds