I’ve recently been informed that I’ve been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog” award. It is basically a share-the-love type chain letter among bloggers who give a shout-out to their favorite blogs. My friend, J.T., over at Russia Reviewed has bestowed the honor on me. Each recipient nominates their 3 favorite blogs. My 3 faves, in addition to Russia Reviewed are: Pox Americana by Greg Maybury down in Australia, Russia Observer by Patrick Armstrong in Canada, and kulturcritic, who writes on topics ranging from anthropology, ethics and sustainable communities to politics and foreign policy.
After nominating other blogs for the award, a nominee is supposed to provide interesting facts about him or herself. So here are 5 about me:
- I also write fiction. I have completed one novel, which I will be submitting to agents in a few months, and I am about 2/3 of the way through my second novel. I tend to revisit variations on the theme of humans’ inclination toward self-destructiveness, on both an individual and collective level.
- I am an animal lover who has a particular fondness for cats, which I’ve had all of my life. Right now, I have 2: a fat orange tabby and a more svelte tortoiseshell calico. They divide their time by eating, sleeping, strutting around and trying to sit on my keyboard.
- I’m an only child.
- When I have time, I like to bake gluten-free, vegan goodies. No, I’m not a vegan – I just have multiple food allergies.
- My day job is legal secretary. I was considering law school after graduating from college, but decided against it after working in the field and seeing what being a lawyer really required. My vision had been to become a lawyer specializing in international law after seeing the film Judgment at Nuremburg.