I'm a writer/grad student living in Pittsburgh. My interests lie mostly in books, texts, sounds, visions, movements: many things arty, artsy--general artiness for joy and generosity. I'm also into holistic health and positive social change. I love perfectly ripe strawberries, old books with passionate handwritten comments in the margins, chimichurri, good music playing on scratchy records, high ceilings, rivers, performances in living rooms. To my dismay I am allergic to cats. I've lived in various places up and down the Eastern half of the US, traveled to Russia, Ireland, Mexico, Canada; I hope to see more of the world in the future. As a guest I am quiet, clean and respectful. As a traveler I hope to meet kind, friendly, interesting, open-minded fellow citizens of our great planet.