About

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I’m a wonderer & wanderer, chronic daydreamer, introvert, blogger, avid reader, and lover of the question, solitude and of discovering new words.

Best-loved Authors:

Charles Dickens, G. K. Chesterton, Jane Austen, Eudora Welty, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Alice Munro, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Emily Dickinson, George Herbert, William Wordsworth, Marilynne Robinson, Gerard Manly Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, George Eliot, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry David Thoreau, Charlotte Bronte, P.G. Wodehouse, Cormac McCarthy, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Madeleine L’Engle, Diana Wynne Jones, Neil Gaiman, L.M. Montgomery, E. Nesbitt, Lewis Carroll, Dodie Smith, E.B. White, J.K. Rowling, Ursula K. Le Guin, Christian Wiman, Robert Macfarlane, Isak Dinesen, W.G. Sebald, Malcolm Guite, Frederick Buechner, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milsoz, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Italo Calvino, Frances Hodgson Burnett, James Joyce, Kenneth Grahame, Flannery O’Connor, William Blake, Seamus Heaney, Novalis, Kent Haruf, Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, Jane Kenyon, Ron Rash, Diane Ackerman, Naomi Shihab Nye

Movies:

Babette’s Feast, Three Colors Trilogy, Dead Poet’s Society, Pan’s Labyrinth, Stalker, The Tree of Life, Persuasion, Fanny & Alexander, To Kill a Mockingbird, O Brother Where Art Thou, Arrival, Days of Heaven, Song of the Sea, Andrei Rublev, La Strada, The 400 Blows, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Elevator to the Gallows, Children of Paradise, Vanya on 42nd Street, Spirited Away, A Hard Day’s Night, Singing in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Smoke, Wild Strawberries, Vincent & Theo, Amelie, Finding Neverland, The Princess Bride, Dan in Real Life, The Wizard of Oz, My Neighbor Totoro, Lost in Translation, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Kubo & The Two Strings, City Lights, La Belle et la Bette (Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau) 84 Charing Cross Road, You’ve Got Mail, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, Rear Window, All About Eve. The Lord of the Rings, The Secret of Kells, Lady Bird, Boyhood

Music:

Zbigniew Preisner, Natalie Merchant, The Avett Brothers, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Mumford & Sons, Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Regina Spektor, Van Morrison, Carrie Newcomer, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rich Mullins, Alison Krauss, Cat Power, Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, Sara Groves, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Feist, First Aid Kit, Florence + The Machine, Max Richeter, Jeff Buckley, Audrey Assad, Nina Simone, John Denver, Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega, Sandra McCraken, Leonard Cohen, Marvin Gaye, R.E.M., Patti Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Tom Waits, Yo Yo Ma, Simone Dinnerstein, Arvo Part, Emmylou Harris, Talking Heads, Aimee Mann, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, Andrew Peterson, Karine Polwart, Loreena McKennitt, John Rutter, Tift Merritt, Annie Lennox, Alexi Murdoch, Ray Lamontagne, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Noah Gunderson, Matt Kearney, The Wailin’ Jennys, Vienna Teng, Johnnyswim, Penny and Sparrow, Cloud Cult, Iron & Wine, Nick Drake

Heroes:

George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, Martin Luther King, Jr., Fred Rogers, Flannery O’Connor, Jane Goodall, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Rich Mullins, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Vincent Van Gogh, Johann Sebastian Bach, Andrei Tarkovsky, Johan Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Emily Dickinson, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, George Eliot, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Rachel Carson, Anne Frank, Simone Weil, Annie Dillard, Oliver Sacks, Frederick Buechner, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Hayao Miyazaki, Arvo Pärt, Mahatma Gandhi, Jean Vanier

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