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getting to the next level
i'm from tucson, arizona. i lived in germany for two non-contiguous years. i have spent a lot of time in sonora, mexico. i moved to buffalo, new york to go to graduate school. i studied linguistics there. i finished my PhD and am now teaching at a university in mexico city.
i am trying to live my life by enjoying the moments that i am experiencing right now. like right now -- this is a good moment. i am interested in starting impromptu dance parties and bike rides and i want to engage people in more high fives.
laughing, knitting, watching movies, jogging, biking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, learning, reading, traveling, sewing, going to watch and listen to live music
Music, Movies, and Books
i am not a big fan of saying something is a favorite because that notion is fleeting... but i really like:
music -- the helio sequence, mark eitzel, ryan adams, whiskeytown, the modern lovers, sufjan stevens, bonnie 'prince' billy, kathleen edwards, calexico... and so on.
movies -- breaking the waves, stuff by ingmar bergman, annie hall, in the bedroom, little children, french new wave, hal hartley... and so on.
books -- max frisch, denis johnson, thomas hardy, and then we came to an end, jon anderson, jonathan franzen, cormac mccarthy... and so on.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
this is a bit of a hodge-podge:
i moved to germany for a year without knowing any german. i learned so much in addition to the language.
i have spent quite a bit of time since 2004 living in a very isolated part of northwestern mexico. i essentially camp/live roughly while i'm there, which is fine by me. the village and its surroundings comprise one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen. i love the desert... especially when it's located on the sea!!! some of my stories from living there have led to my friends calling me the rattlesnake hunter... a nickname i am not fond of.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands
Countries I’ve Lived In