KODACHROME

My blogs

About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation PhD Candidate/Lecturer
Location Canada &, United States
Introduction I am thirty-four. I share my life with a handsome Hemingway-type man, and the spirit of our dandy Bosie-type golden retriever, and two new cats, named Morph & Rufus. I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) and a lecturer of English literature. I am a Canadian Prairie girl a la Joni Mitchell stranded (momentarily?!) on the Plains of the American Southwest. I'm using this hyperspace, thanks to my Nikon camera, to document my attempts at living a creative, responsible, healthy, handmade life in defiance of corporations and multinationals that push us into thoughtless mass consumerism and destructive consumption. Therefore, I knit, I craft, I thrift, I run, I bike, I garden, I read, I walk, I write, I bird, I sew, I recycle, I reuse, I give, I receive, I create and sustain, I meditate and do yoga... . I believe in a well-crafted, creative, thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable life. I don't believe in lifestyles.
Interests I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) and a lecturer of English literature. I am a Canadian Prairie girl a la Joni Mitchell stranded (momentarily?!) on the Plains of the American Southwest. And so I run now. And I knit more than ever. And I blog now too.
Favorite Movies The Barbarian Invasions, The Royal Tennenbaums, The Whale Rider, Amelie, Smoke Signals, Breathless, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Annie Hall, City of God, The Corporation
Favorite Music Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Dexter Gordon, Blossom Dearie, Regina Carter, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, The Tragically Hip, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Madonna
Favorite Books The Year of Magical Thinking, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Wasteland, Monkey Beach, Tracks, Ceremony, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Crime and Punishment, The Secret Garden, Ten Little Indians (Sherman Alexie), House Made of Dawn, Running in the Family, Franny and Zooey, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Being Peace, Second Nature (Michael Pollan), The Road