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Laurel R.

"Researching Organic and Sustainable Farming Technologies"

Marina, CA, USA
female, age 29
committed relationship
Speaks: french, English
Joined Dec 31, 2005


 
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!

 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Dec 31, 2005 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups A Healing Garden, Get Out The Progressive Vote!, NARAL Pro-Choice America, The Broom Closet
Hometown Marina, CA 
Homepage http://l-c-h-a-n.livejournal.com  
Birthday May 03, 1985  
Languages french, English  
About Me 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.
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Pets 1 Cat  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions atheist  
Eating Habits I Don't eat Lamb Or Veal, Homemade healthy whole foods, Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I love arguing but hate criticism.
My Philosophy It will all work out, because it always does.
What Gives Me Hope Innocence.
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, intolerance, injustice, ignorance, Excessive Consumerism, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt a child  
Passions sewing, baking, cooking, Candlemaking, soapmaking, crafts, SCA, costuming, growing my own food, gardening, nature, writing, reading, love, music, learning, family, books, art, animals  
Inspirations serendipity, My boyfriend, my family, My mother  
What Scares Me lack of hope, Materialism consuming this world, greed and corruption, war, Shootings in Our Schools, Religious Extremism, rape, Ignorance and evil, hate, global warming, Disrespect for others, being alone  
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Role Models Mother, Father  
Quotation Today: "I like my bad boys swarthy. Y'know, gambling, drinking, and apparently sailing the high seas."
Interests Writing, Costuming, self-sufficient living, Sustainable Organic Agriculture, Comics, Alternative Medicine, History/Politics, Gardening/Farming, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Books, Clothing, Computers, Disabilities, Ecology, Economics, Electronics, Environment, Evolution, Fa  
Books The Corporation, Lakota Woman, The Assault on Reason by Al Gore, Snow Crash, The Hunger Games, Growing Up In Mississippi, Overthrow, Civic Agriculture, Food Inc., The Backyard Homestead, The Omnivore's Dilemma  
Music ska, Post-grunge, geek rock, indie rock, indie folk, alternative rock, metal, vocal trance  
Movies Evil Dead II, WhaleRider, Slumdog Millionaire, Victor/Victoria, V for Vendetta, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dr. Strangelove  
TV Shows documentaries, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Jack of All Trades, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Futurama, Dexter, Quantum Leap, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House M.D  
Favorite Foods homemade bread, banana bread, pizza, teriyaki chicken, tortellini, Wheaties, BBQ ribs, red bell pepper, canteloupe  
Favorite Places libraries, museums, woods, rivers, San Francisco, Quebec City, home, forests  
Can't Live Without love, sex, sleep, water, nature, music, friends, freedom, food, family, books, air  
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