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Industry Arts
Occupation Maker, Listener, Reader
Location Portland
Introduction I make things, read things, write things, want to travel more, am a mother, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a terrible girlfriend, and a feminist. I am fortunate and grateful.
Interests Art, Music, Education, Handwork, Fibers, Metals, Fashion, Language, Literature, Etsy, Craft, Design, Cooking, Patience, Goodness, Peace, Humans, Animals
Favorite Movies My Brilliant Career, Paris je t'aime, Ruby in Paradise, Hobson's Choice, La Charme Discrète de la Bourgeoisie, Ran, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, (bless you Pedro Almodovar), every Nick and Nora moment from, the Thin Man, films, Dona Flor and her two husbands, Muriel's Wedding, About A Boy, Love Actually, Mrs. Miniver, Terms of Endearment, Hiroshima Mon Amour, 8 Femmes, Grand Illusion, La Belle et La Bete, Chloe in the afternoon, Tie me up, tie me down, Cousin Cousine, French Twist, Mala Noche, (oh Portland how I love you), One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Stand By Me, (Oregon my Oregon), Thomasina, ...too many to list I see.
Favorite Music The sound of my Mother's voice singing, Irish Lullabye, Radiohead, Kristin Hersh, Petula Clark, the B52s, the Flaming Lips, Whiskeytown, Ani DiFranco, Nirvana, the Pretenders, Noirin Ni Riain, Zakir Hussain, Juanes, Shakira, Edith Piaf, Soundgarden, Belle And Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, the Drovers, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, Paul Robeson, The Ramones, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Woodie Guthrie, Prodigy, U2, the Carter Family, George Winston's December, Mozart, Patty Griffin, Marissa Nadler, Alejandro Sanz, Patsy Cline, oh yes and, River Deep Mountain High, from Ike&Tina...heavens what don't I like would be easier!
Favorite Books L'Amant, The House of Spirits, all Farley Mowat especially, Never Cry Wolf, My Antonia, Love in the Time of Cholera, Le Rouge et Le Noir, Jane Austen, especially, Persuasion, and Emma, Ivan Doig's, This House of Sky, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Madame Bovary, (merci Monsieur Flaubert), David McCullough's John Adams, most from, Naguib Mahfouz, everything by, Nancy Mitford, all, Miss Read, everything by Dana Stabenow, James Lee Burke, Tony Hillerman, and Michael Connelly, Letters to a Young Poet, a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dune, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pentimento, Tropic of Cancer, ...again, too many to list.

If patriarchy is such a great success, why are a man's last words so often "Mama"?