I grew up in the woods, adolesced(?) in the city, then spent my late teens and early twenties working all over the world in the engine rooms of big seafaring vessels. My favorites were research ships.
I have performed with Shakespeare troupes in public parks, dug up and jacketed a metoposaur collarbone on a paleontology dig, delivered baby goats in subzero temperatures, and participated in labor disputes on behalf of a teachers’ union. I have played in a steel drum band and I know how to screen print.
I love nature, in all its weird and ambiguous forms! I love books and movies! I love Wikipedia!