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About me

Introduction A special-needs mother, Catholic revert, transplanted New Yorker, and musician with a doctorate trying to make sense of how I got from there to here.
Favorite Movies Jeder für Sich und Gott gegen Alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser), Babe, All the Mornings of the World, The French Lieutenant's Woman, They Might Be Giants, The Yellow Submarine, Bella, The Sound of Music, The Squid and the Whale, Nights of Cabiria, Winged Migration, Next Stop Wonderland, Babette's Feast, My Life as a Dog, Waiting for Guffman
Favorite Music Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, The Beatles, George Crumb, John Adams, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Crooked Jades, John Coltrane, Kurt Elling, Betty Carter, H. Fraser-Simson, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Mignarda Lutesong Duo, Ebony Hillbillies, Fred Rogers, The Nields, Dar Williams, Planxty, Theatre of Voices, Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson, Dame Janet Baker
Favorite Books The End of the Affair (Graham Greene), My Friends (Emmanuel Bove), A Singer's Pilgrimage (Blanche Marchesi), The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky), A Mixture of Frailties (Robertson Davies), The Tears of the Dragon (H. Hamada), Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman), The Periodic Table (Primo Levi), Longing (J.D. Landis), Clara (Janice Galloway), Beneath the Underdog (Charles Mingus), The Little Saint (Georges Simenon), Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis), Through the Looking-Glass (Lewis Carroll), Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), Brahms: His Life and Work (Karl Geiringer), The Changeling (Zilpha Keatley Snyder), Dominic (William Steig), The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter (Henri Mürger), An Animal of the Sixth Day (Laura Fargas), Random Family (Adrian Nicole LeBlanc), The Reed of God (Caryll Houselander), Home Cooking and More Home Cooking and everything else by Laurie Colwin (Laurie Colwin), A Cry of Stone (Michael D. O'Brien), the Little House series (Laura Ingalls Wilder), Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy (Rumer Godden), The Scent of Water (Elizabeth Goudge), Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann), The Young Unicorns (Madeleine L'Engle), An Acceptable Time (Madeleine L'Engle), Room (Emma Donoghue), Faith Sex Mystery (Richard Gilman), Dvorak in Love (Josef Skvorecky), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon), Mortal Love (Elizabeth Hand), Illyria (Elizabeth Hand), Roxaboxen (Alice McLerran), The Siege (Clara Claiborne Park)