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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Midwest, United States
Introduction "Dedicate (donate, give all) your life to something larger than yourself and pleasure -- to the largest thing you can: to God, to relieve suffering, to contributing to knowledge, to adding to literature, or something else. Happiness lies this way, and it beats hollow pleasure." ~Annie Dillard
Interests Reading, Music, Nature, Singing, Playing Piano and Guitar, Spirituality, Writing
Favorite Movies It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, Garden State, Little Miss Sunshine, Fight Club, The Wedding Singer, A River Runs Through It, The Hours, Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Music Over the Rhine, Sixpence None the Richer, Hem, Patty Griffin, Indigo Girls, Innocence Mission, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Cowboy Junkies, Coldplay, Eels, Emmylou Harris, Five for Fighting, Glen Phillips, Julie Miller, Mindy Smith, Pierce Pettis, Rich Mullins, Rosie Thomas, Sam Phillips, Sarah McLachlan, Sigur Ros, Sting, Switchfoot, Tom Waits, Tori Amos, U2, Victoria Williams, The Violet Burning, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Broken Social Scene, Beth Orton, Eisley, Ellery, Wilco, Flaming Lips, The Sundays, Radiohead, Beck, Belle and Sebastian, The Church, The Arcade Fire, Bruce Cockburn, Bill Malonee, James Taylor, The Cult, The Weepies, Robert Johnson, Chopin Nocturnes, Sisters of Mercy, Sarah Masen, The Cobalt Season
Favorite Books Henri Nouwen's Life of the Beloved, Frederick Buechner's Alphabet of Grace, Thomas Merton's No Man is an Island, Madeleine L'engle's Penguin's and Golden Calves, Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, CS Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, Anne Lamott's Grace (Eventually), Thich Nhat Hanh's Peace is Every Step, , Mary Doria Russell's The Thread of Grace