Sojourner's Moto Tales

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About me

Gender Female
Occupation Teach research methods at a major university in Chicago.
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Solo adventures in varying distances (long, always preferred) on a dark orangeish BMW F800GT that I've respectfully named after one of my heroes, Jesse Owens. Think 1936 Berlin Olympics and you might know the connection.
Interests Reading, riding, and thinking on paper
Favorite Movies Finding Forrester, Shawshank Redemption, Crash, American History X, To Kill a Mockingbird, Stand and Deliver, Down in the Delta, Sleepless in Seattle (sorry, I can't help it), Steel Magnolias, Terms of Endearment, Grand Canyon, Harold & Maude, anything with Sidney Poitier, almost anything with Denzel Washington, anything with Meryl Streep
Favorite Music Classical, especially classical guitar, folk--especially Joan Baez, Odette, '60s Motown, contemporary music, old gospel, anything Etta James, Cyndi Lauper, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, old Temptations, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Ray Charles...
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Paradise, The Invisible Man, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, The Jungle, Death Without Weeping, I know why the caged bird sings, The World According to Garp, anything Toni Morrison, anything Margaret Atwood, most things Alice Walker, almost anything James Baldwin, most things Margaret Drabble, the May Sarton journals...

You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?

He's dead.