Iggy O

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Layabout / Hillbilly
Location Goochland, VA
Introduction Joe Essid teaches writing at the University of Richmond. more than two decades ago, he married a country girl and began to move beyond his experience with hunting, environmental activism, and gardening to managing rural land and using farm equipment. He now lives on 11 acres in Goochland County, VA, to run a small LLC producing food without pesticides, herbicides, or petrochemical fertilizers. He practices sustainable land management, keep bees and chickens, fools around with old tractors. He retains an urban DIY sensibility but is learning some rural humility along the way.
Interests Staying mostly out of trouble
Favorite Movies Too many to list. Directors whose work I always appreciate: Werner Herzog, Elia Kazan, Jacques Tati, Francis Ford Coppola, John Sayles, Neil Jordan
Favorite Music The Ramones, David Bowie, Brian Eno, The Decemberists, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Emmilou Harris, Byran Ferry, Wrinkle Neck Mules, The Shiners, Southern Culture on the Skids, XTC, Warren Zevon.
Favorite Books Confederacy of Dunces, McTeague, My Name is Red, The Name of the Rose, anything by China Mieville. Love me some Steampunk. Best (re)read lately: Herbert's first three Dune novels. Am wading through Mervin Peake's Gormenghast trilogy now. Raves for recently read Downfall by Richard Frank.