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  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm a pre-school teacher and a future midwife.
  • I am largely an autodidact, but I plan to earn a doctorat...
  • From Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To take smaller steps and learn to relax.

ABOUT ME

I'm an aspring midwife living in Portland, OR with my husband, Jordan. At the moment I'm an assistant teacher at a pre-school working with a bunch of wonderful children ranging in age from three months to five years!

PHILOSOPHY

"Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long." - Seneca the younger

"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius

"We have no dreams, or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all, or in an interesting manner." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We should be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brain falls out." - Richard Dawkins

Interests

socialism, political debate, neo-paganism, secular humanism, midwifery, motherhood, living simply, knitting, extra-galactic travel, vegan desserts, free speech, documentaries, filmmaking, the dark ages, tea, organic farming, sustainable living

  • documentaries
  • film making
  • desserts
  • vegan
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

movies:
the wicker man [the 1973 classic, NOT the remake]
bladerunner
dancer in the dark
the proposition
the dreamers
the wind that shakes the barley
the fifth obstruction
the animatrix
howl's moving castle
dogville
good night and good luck
2001: a space odyssey
indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark
gone with the wind
logan's run
baron munchausen
brazil
casablanca

music:
nick cave
circus contraption
the decemberists
isobel cambell
irish sea chanties
johnny cash
bonnie prince billy
iron and wine
neko case
pram
rasputina
tegan and sara
clare fader
tom waits
dimitri shostakovich
bjork
mum
garmarna
sleater-kinney
the ink spots
julie london

books:
the house of leaves
susan kay's phantom
anything by neil gaiman
cages
spiritual midwifery
the gnostic bible
the chronicles of narnia
ender's game
a canticle for leibowitz

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