"Researching Organic and Sustainable Farming Technologies"
Marina, CA, USA
female, age 31
Speaks: french, English
Joined Dec 31, 2005
Violence against Children,
Violence against Women,
SCA and Ren Faire,
games - roleplaying,
Updating this finally!
Phew! Been years since I updated this section! Let's clear the cobwebs and straighten some things out!
Firstly, I don't think this spot is for blogging, which was apparently what I tried to use this for. Looks like it's more for handy links, shoutouts to people, etc. With that in mind, let's see what I've been up to, shall we?
First, I'm attending CSUMB, a university out in sunny California. There, I am technically a "Social and Behavioral Sciences" major with a concentration in "Social History" because they don't bloody well have a history degree. So. What am I actually studying? Currently I'm researching for my capstone, specifically looking at small farms in the Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. I do interviews with farmers, get their opinions and stories, and collect them, analyze them, and apply some loose theory to them. I look at modern theory about farming and ecological concerns, with particular attention to the organic and sustainable movements.
That takes up most of my time, really. While I'm doing that, I daydream about owning my own farm (along with my hubby and his friend) on a small property, and trying to live as self-sufficiently as possible. I'm interested in many different crafts, including knitting, basket-weaving, spinning, sewing, and some carpentry (furniture in particular). I don't plan to go completely off-grid (gotta get my internet from somewhere), and I plan to be even more politically active if possible. May have to, like, teach or something while we get it set up though.
Yeah. Teaching. Probably social studies or history or both. Would prefer to teach at the community college level, but I'm prepared to teach junior high and high school if necessary.
Well, looks like that's all from the home front here. More when I remember to update this!
||Dec 31, 2005
||Meeting Friends, Job Search, Support a Cause
|Group Host of
Get Out The Progressive Vote!
May 03, 1985
||Radical feminist with a Devil's advocate streak despite not believing in the Devil. Looks like a lesbian but is not, mutable, quirky, wickedly funny (apparently). Longs for the freedom to play.
||Introduce yourself to Laurel
I Don't eat Lamb Or Veal,
Homemade healthy whole foods,
|Wild Fact About Me
||I love arguing but hate criticism.
||It will all work out, because it always does.
|What Gives Me Hope
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||President: Transform America into a democratic socialist nation and create responsibility for representatives of the people.
|What/who changed my life and why
||The New Orleans disaster has changed my life because I saw the horrors that other human beings can inflict on one another so easily, and how easy greed can overcome common sense.
|What Bugs Me
Bad Grammar and Spelling,
Any one that would hurt an animal,
any one that would hurt a woman,
Any one that would hurt a child
growing my own food,
|What Scares Me
lack of hope,
Materialism consuming this world,
greed and corruption,
Shootings in Our Schools,
Ignorance and evil,
Disrespect for others,
||Today: "I like my bad boys swarthy. Y'know, gambling, drinking, and apparently sailing the high seas."
Sustainable Organic Agriculture,
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore,
The Hunger Games,
Growing Up In Mississippi,
The Backyard Homestead,
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Evil Dead II,
V for Vendetta,
Ferris Bueller's Day Off,
Countdown with Keith Olbermann,
Jack of All Trades,
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
red bell pepper,
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Laurel