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Dancing in the shadow of light...

A Lady of Trakai
14 September
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A few random facts and thoughts:

I drive a purple car, I have night-owl habits, and I live in a green town outside a red-white-and-blue, awake-at-the-crack-of-dawn city.

I've been keeping a diary off and on (but more on than off) since 1970. This is my public diary. If something's so private that I don't want anyone else to read it, I'll put it in my paper diary. It's also my personal diary; I may make occasional comments that mark me as a professional in a job that has something to do with both journalism and science, but I purposely keep such details vague to deter stalkers. (Ah, the curse of having an easy-to-Google name....) In "Unitarian Jihad," I'm known as "Sister/Brother Katana of Compassion."

How else do I define myself? I'm a Unitarian Universalist, a holder of two bachelor's degrees and one master's degree (geez, I have twice as much B.S. as most everyone else!), and a cat servant.

In the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) I'm known as Lady Patricia of Trakai, an apprentice herald from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, circa 1400 CE. I bear these arms: Gules, a comet fesswise reversed and on a chief Or three mullets vert. I've been in the SCA since early 2004, and I adore it. I probably write more LJ posts about the SCA than about any other activity, so be warned!

"But if by a 'Liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind,
someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions,
someone who cares about the welfare of the people --
their health, their housing, their schools,
their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties --
someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad,
if that is what they mean by a 'Liberal,'
then I'm proud to say I'm a 'Liberal'."

-- John F. Kennedy, September 14, 1960

See the books I"ve read on my Bookshelf at BookCrossing.com...

WeatherPixie.com seems to have gone away, but here are FreePress.net and Media Matters for America

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