Owlfarmer

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation College Teacher (retired)
Location McKinney, Texas, United States
Introduction I've been around for seventy three years; I read, garden, write science fiction, and ponder future history. I have a B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Pennsylvania (independent major in ancient history) and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas (history of ideas). I've been ABD since 1992, but gave up working on my dissertation (on William Morris's philosophy of technology) to pursue related projects independently. I recently retired from teaching art and design history at a proprietary design school and am enjoying being able to do all the stuff I've been putting off for the past twenty five years.
Interests Art and design history, archaeology, anthropology, geology, astronomy, speculative fiction, philosophical hermeneutics, translation theory, sustainability, permaculture, history & philosophy of technology, museums and museology
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Rear Window, Vertigo, the Firefly/Serenity universe of Joss Whedon, Most of the Marvel Avengers films, Antonia's Line, Cold Comfort Farm, Enchanted April, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel(s)
Favorite Music Early jazz, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Lorena McKennitt, Neil Young, Natalie Merchant
Favorite Books News From Nowhere and Morris's corpus, Ursula LeGuin, Sherrie S. Tepper, Octavia Butler, J.R.R.Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack McDevitt, Ted Chiang, John Scalzi, Rudy Rucker, Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Rex Stout