It seems that I am a paradox. I view myself as staid, stoic, and rather stodgy. Others apparently view me as eclectic, eccentric, and unpredictable. My favorite color is purple, I don't know if that says anything. Everyone seems to agree that I'm honest. If you want to know if those pants make you look fat, I'm your girl. But I will try to be diplomatic and not hurt your feelings. I enjoy pop culture including pop music, celebrity watching, and reality TV, but I still enjoy the punk rock and British sci-fi and comedy that I got hooked on as a teen. I subscribe to natural healing practices, but not to the exclusion of good science and sound medical advice. I will concede that I am pretty open-minded about most things. My religious and spiritual beliefs are almost always up for revision. I'm constantly looking for new ways to explain old things. One thing I'm not is an elitist. I guess that comes from open-mindedness. I don't think my beliefs are better than yours, and I will argue with anyone for your right to believe what you want to believe. Oh, and I read a lot.