Why, hello there!
I'm Michelle. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, and live there again after twelve years away. During that time I got a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at a liberal arts college and then lived in Louisville. There is a huge baseball bat there that is taller than the five story building that it leans against. I held a smattering of Jesus jobs when I was there, including Director of Christian Education at a church, producer at a Christian radio station, assistant at a Christian non-profit, clerk in Christian retail (I'm not really a job hopper--some of those were held at the same time). Much like that massive Louisville Slugger leaning against the building, it all seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Now I work at a publishing company where I've been for eleven years (I'm in transportation and logistics, which is exactly as sexy as it sounds), finally getting where I should have been professionally about a decade ago. I'm glad I'm getting there late as opposed to never.
Religion: None. I grew up Evangelical Christian, and am now an atheist.
Philosophical Stance: Secular Humanist.
Politics: Independent, but until moderate members of the GOP take back their party from the lunatic fringe who have hijacked it, I vote a straight democratic ticket.
Age: 42 (The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything).
Family: Never married, no children, youngest of five siblings, parents married fifty-nine years before my father's death in January, 2015. Mom lives three miles away from me in the house where all of my sibs and I grew up. My parents lived together in that house for fifty years.
I can play the saxophone, juggle, do mediocre impressions of Kermit and Cher, and I can make you an origami crane. I'm in a movie club and an art club. I read a lot of books, but not as many as I wish. I really love sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. I love the theater, both musicals and straight plays. I'm an introvert and a bit of a lone wolf, but do my share of hanging out with lots of great people, too.
I've traveled just a bit and can tell you some stories. There's one about Ukrainian Muslims on the first anniversary of 9/11. I'll write about it sometime. Maybe.
I've been to Mexico, Austria, Ukraine, Ireland, England, and Scotland. I want to go everywhere and see everything I can see, and if I have a question, I'll ask (I learned that from an Irish dad on the Piccadilly Line).
What else do you want to know?