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Born in Santa Barbara, California, I was raised in Carmel. I graduated from Carmel High. My B.A. is from U.C. Berkeley ('89); my M.A. and Ph.D. are from UCLA ('99).

Miscellaneous statistics:

Birthday: May 22
Height: 6'1" (in my shoes)
Religious history: Your usual journey from adolescent atheism to (in order) becoming an agnostic, a practicing Catholic, a non-denominational evangelical, an Episcopalian, a Mennonite, and now an Episcopalian once more
Marathon PR: 3:13:51 (Pittsburgh 1999)
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Jelly bellies
Favorite breed of dog: dachsund
Favorite breed of rodent: chinchilla
In love: Passionately
Personality (Myers-Briggs): ENFP


Authors: Iris Murdoch, J.M Coetzee, Nick Hornby. Sports: Anything associated with Cal Golden Bears football, and anything associated with long-distance trail running Music: Emmylou Harris, Iris DeMent, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton