Reader, editor, sometime writer. New England born and bred, schooled in the Northeast (with an interlude in the Midwest). My parents were academics. Married a Northern Californian and reside in the Bay Area. Occasional freelancer, mostly retired.
Some People I Admire
(in no particular order)
The Dalai Lama, C.S. Lewis, Peter Schickele, Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Jean-François Champollion, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Shakyamuni Buddha, Yo-Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Pete Seeger, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Krasny, Fred Rogers, Claude Monet, Joseph Campbell, Akira Kurasawa
Fields of Knowledge
English, books, literature, language, words, grammar, editing, writing, newsletters, psychology, personal relationships
My avatar images are photos of actress Cate Blanchett, usually altered in some way. She does not, for instance, wear a jellyfish on her head, or a turkey, or a basket of spring flowers. I like to think that if she were ever to see the way I’ve toyed with her photos, she would laugh.
When I joined in 2008, I didn’t expect to stay. My name and avatar choices were made quickly and with little thought. I chose Cate Blanchett’s image as my avatar because of her film role as Queen Elizabeth I; that’s what came up when I googled “warrior queen.” “Jeruba” is an imaginary character I played in an ancient RPG a long time ago. However, Cate’s images as Elizabeth are grim-looking; I prefer a smile. So I started to branch out.
I never really intended to assume the face of a glamorous actress who does not resemble me, but there it is.
On hiatus 6/2/12 to 8/2/12.
On hiatus 11/4/11 to 12/14/11.