Reader profile #2
Car: 2013 Honda Accord Hybrid, 2002 Ford Ranger, and a 2012 Mercedes Airstream
Family: Divorced [married 25 yrs/divorced 10] No kids
Favourite reads: John McPhee, Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Gary Snyder, David Quammen, Howard Zinn, Oprah Book Club
Favourite websites: REI, ONDA, Great Old Broads For Wilderness, Kiva
Favourite movies or TV: PBS, Rachael Maddow, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday
Social media: Gmail
Other relevant stuff:
Distance runner until she blew out her knees. Hikes. Bikes. Recycles. Composts. Writes, but doesn’t tell anyone. Gives away 1/3 of her income to charities and doing secret acts of kindnesses for friends and strangers. Horses and pets 1/3 and lives off the remainder. Has a secret love of quality goods. Working class choices. Upper class roots.
Writing a book or articles that are up to his own high standards of taste. Being fluent in several languages.
Keeps awake at night:
Worries about her aging parents and her siblings, even though relations are and have always been strained. Doesn’t want to live alone. Doesn’t want a failed relationship.
Is afraid to lose…
Her mental capacity, independence, authority, and health…everything she is witnessing her parents losing.
How does she/he make decisions?
Looks for local suppliers and considers green issues. Buys from people she knows personally if possible or benefits a cause.
Who does he trust and asks for advice?
Relies on her friends and cohorts for recommendations, but then does due diligence by researching for herself.
What’s important in life
Pets, family (inspite of insistence to the contrary), friends, health, the environment, legacy, hunter/jumper events and micro brewed beer …also hidden from obvious view: sex, spirituality, and writing.
“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ~Emily Dickinson Lori Sailiata