"Stranger! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?" -- W. Whitman.
Single for 2 years after a relationship that lasted nearly 18 years. Always happy to make new friends (nearby or far away) or more. I probably need some help being dragged back out into the world....
University teacher and researcher. Every year I get older, but my freshmen are always 18. It just doesn't seem fair.
I love milk, coffee, wine, scotch, picnics, candle light, pocket watches, fountain pens, cemeteries, antiques, old books, bookends, bookplates, romance, letter writing, sitting by the fire, my dog, the Pre-Raphaelites, garden statues, and the colors green and purple.
An unashamed bibliophile, my passion and collection spill over into every room of my house: old books with personal histories, bumped corners, mysterious inscriptions, and curious bookplates. And when I'm lucky, tucked between the pages: a faded flower, a calling card, or a scrap of ribbon. I also collect tarot decks, Victorian ephemera, Roycroft and Mosher and Wake-Brook House Press books, vintage photographs, and books about early spiritualism and mediums.
Despite my 19th century tendencies, I watch way too much TV.
Ask me about:
Ask me about Lily Dale and Camp Chesterfield, my shop on etsy, how to tie a bow tie, statistics and SPSS. Or whatever!
Or just say hello....
"I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic!"