Audrey Devine Eller


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Fun facts about me (with sociological rabbit-holes linked):
  • I grew up in a town that used to be a boy's ranch, commandeered by the government during World War II and renamed only as "Post Office Box 1663". 
  • I once appeared on a reality show.
  • My parents told the elementary school counselor they were concerned about me because I read too much.
  • I rafted the Grand Canyon for 18 days with my father.
  • I lived in Quebec City for 3 months in high school.
  • I have a dog (Ridge Runner), and two cats (Sparefoot Jack and Penny Dreadful [RIP]). Two of them are from West Virginia, where there are a lot of strays and a lot of roadkill
  • I have been both the best and the worst dancer in the room.
  • Some of my alternative career paths might have been engineering, breastfeeding counselor, and technical theatre, though an early career assessment recommended liquid fertilizer transportation.



               

Here is some stuff I've enjoyed reading, mostly fiction, in no particular order:

  • The complete stories of Zora Neale Hurston
  • Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
  • The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Damned If I Do, Percival Everett
  • Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
  • Tearoom Trade, Laud Humphreys
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, Oliver Sacks
  • The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • House of Leaves, Mark Danielewski
  • The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
  • Dictionary of Symbols, Carl Liungman
  • A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
  • A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
  • Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon
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The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: "I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God." "Don't you think God knows the facts?" Bethe asked. "Yes," said Szilard. "He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts." ~ Hans Christian von Bayer, Taming the Atom

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