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are you from?
- I'm originally from Mississippi
(Vicksburg to be exact) but now call metro Atlanta home
after having lived in Georgia for quite a number of
did you go to school?
- The short answer is that I am a
caseworker with refugee families at a non-profit agency
World Relief. What that actually entails is
an unpredictable array of tasks in helping newly
arrived refugees adjust to life in the US--dealing with
everything from cultural training to government
paperwork to family crises.
your faith background?
- I grew up going to a rather
conservative Southern Baptist church. I now attend
an independent mission church (once associated with the
Eastern Mennonite Mission and now part of the Good New
Fellowship) called Cellebration Fellowship that is made
up of people from all over the world. Check out our
website and other Christian study resources.
music do you like?
- My music pages give more detail, but
largely music from the sixties and seventies with a
focus on folk-based harmony groups and Motown; a handful
of newer artists from both the mainstream and modern
Christian music scene; and a wide swath of world music,
particularly from France and francophone
countries. And of course Beatles, Beatles,
Are you a sci-fi fan?
- Oh goodness yes, particularly of good
television series and "hard" science fiction authors
like Arthur C Clarke and Stanislaw Lem. I tend to
enjoy sci-i TV series most. One of in my college webpage
making days was the
X-Files (which I why I spent way too many hours
developing a website about it) and I have to give a big
shout out for Firefly as well but the long-lived British
Who is far and away the show I'm obsessed with
most, both the classic series and now the newly updated
revival (though classic always wins), and I am currently
blogging through a viewing marathon of the old series.
Do you speak any other languages?
- Mais oui! That is to say, I
speak French at a pretty conversant
level. Other than that I can throw out a few
simple phrases in a half-dozen of the other languages
I've been in daily contact with over the years: Somali,
Bosnian, German, Russian, and now Karen Burmese to name
Can you sing?
- I like to think so---at least
I've been in choirs and such since I was
little. These days I only help lead singing at the
church I attend (though I think at heart I would love
the chance to belt out some Motown on stage!) The
closest I've ever come to being a "performer" was
participating in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's
Pinafore while in grad school.
Where have you traveled?
- I've managed to set foot in a variety
of places in North America, Europe, and even
Africa. I love showing off my pictures so check
out my photo
album and you can find a fairly big list!
- Just spending time on the computer,
reading a good book at the coffee shop, or sitting at a
nice restaurant enjoying food from around the world.