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  • 48 references 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning German, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Editor / Writer
  • Michigan State University
  • From Detroit, MI, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Forever figuring life out. Lots of ideas. Lots of things done. Lots more to go.

ABOUT ME

I'm a slow thinker and much better at writing than I am at speaking. But I try.
When I'm not working I read, write, go to art galleries, make ceramics, sew, hike, do yoga, rock-climb, bike ride, and play cards over a beer.
My CS profile may say "Wants to Hang Out" but I am willing to accept travelers here and there despite this status (I just leave it that way sometimes because otherwise I get overwhelmed with requests). If you think we would get along, feel free to shoot me a message to see if I'm available to host.

PHILOSOPHY

Here's some good quotes that aren't mine, but that speak the truth better than I could:

-"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." -Socrates

-"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget that you come from a long line of truth-seekers, lovers & warriors." -HST

aun aprendo and another from my favorite man in literature,

"Journalism is a great field to get into, if you make sure that you get out of it."
-Aldous Huxley

"I may not believe you, but I'll appease you."
-M.E.

"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I didn't speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."
- Martin Niemoeller

Interests

  • writing
  • literature
  • contemporary art
  • photography
  • podcasts
  • music
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • astronomy
  • mountains
  • nature
  • linguistics
  • film
  • national parks
  • sewing
  • ceramics

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Joseph Heller - Catch 22, Guenter Grass - The Tin Drum, Aldous Huxley - Brave New World, Oscar Wilde - Picture of Dorian Gray, Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God, John Steinbeck - East of Eden, Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead, Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century - Steven Watts

Movies: For living in LA it is sad how few movies I watch. But trying to see more! Some favorites are: The Graduate, Inglorious Bastards, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Contemplating Existence, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko, Monty Python, American Beauty, Waking Life, Blow, Trainspotting, The Science of Sleep, Ida, There Will Be Blood
TV shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Portlandia, Twin Peaks, Bojack Horseman, Planet Earth, Archer

Music: indie rock, funk, techno, blues, folk, soul, electronic, melodic, spoken-word, jazz, swing, motown, vocal

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Kayaked for 6 days, 150 miles by river from my university's campus to Lake Michigan, a journey half-way across the state of Michigan.

Danced as an extra in a music video for Mason Proper (Safe for the Time Being).

Hugged Charles Bradley.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, United States

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