I live in Portland, Oregon. I'm in my mid-twenties. I'm currently doing a term with AmeriCorps. Come 2008, I'll be attending Portland State University for English and Creative Writing.
I read. I write fiction. I love to write. I hope to make a living out of it one day.
Camping, hiking, exploring the woods and the mountains, sitting by streams, staring at and listening to the waves of the ocean, breathing cold air, putting my hands in rivers--these are all things I love to do.
I'm liberal. I'm inquisitive. I hope to learn new things every day and I'm finally at the point in my life when I actually like to and look forward (for the most part) to meeting new people.
I like zoos and museums and I can walk around a good bookstore for hours and hours, and spend way too much money, and ultimately not give a damn because I have a pile of new books, and there's little more you need in life.
I used to write a blog called The Between. It's defunct now, but still around, for anyone interested in archives.
Glacier National Park is currently my favorite place in the world, though I'm sure there are other places out there I haven't visited yet that I would enjoy even more.
As for the alcohol, I love good beers--dark ones, in particular--and good whiskey, and I'm starting to warm up to Scotch, have much love for red wines particularly, but like a good white, as well. Vodka, rum--these are good things. Jameson? Mmmm. Twelve year, please.
Oh, and I love a good cup of black tea. This is a more recent discovery.
There's also a great pub in Victoria, BC, called the Garrick's Head. I would love to go back some day soon.
Winter Thoughts - Part One
Breaking The Standards
The Perfect Pub
My Favorite Books of 2006 — Part Two
Favorite Books of 2006 — Part One
A Shared Love of Beer
The Emerging Darkness