Mary Witzl

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Writing and raising kids.
Location United Kingdom
Introduction Every member of my family was born in a different country. We never know who to cheer for when we watch the Olympics, so we root for everybody.
Interests Writing, reading, healthy living, people watching, studying Japanese, history, languages, bringing up kids, appreciating cats, messing around in my garden, singing, talking, being a cheapskate
Favorite Movies Persepolis, Kiss of the Spider Woman, As Good as it Gets, Midnight Cowboy, Bread & Chocolate, Kinky Boots, Vera Drake, Shrek I, The Fisher King, El Labarinto del Fauno, Ikiru, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Oh Brother! Where Art Thou?, Wag the Dog, A Room with a View, The Commitments, The West Wing (so what if it's a TV show?)
Favorite Music Anything done by Ry Cooder, country and western (and if you think you hate country and western, please check out Gail Davies and Diana Jones, then come back and tell me what you think), reggae, Latin music, opera, soul, enka, hymns, bluegrass, classical
Favorite Books Cloud Atlas, The Remains of the Day, White Teeth, Possession, The Cloister and the Hearth, Cranford, One Thousand White Women, Chasing the Monsoon, Manchild in the Promised Land, Bean Trees, The God of Small Things, Patrick O'Brian's nautical novels 1-18, Pigs in Heaven, Oscar and Lucinda, The Fixer, Carmichael's Dog, Huckleberry Finn, Another World, The Hundred Secret Senses, Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison), A Confederacy of Dunces, The Afghan Amulet, Iron and Silk, March, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Penguin Guide to Punctuation

Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?

Never mind the turtle? I AM the turtle!