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Location: Gainesville, FL (United States)
Profile Last Updated: May 13, 2008
Member Since: January 18, 2007
User Type: Educator
Occupation: Associate Professor at University of Florida
School: Virginia Commonwealth University – MFA, Design + Visual Communication '1995
2nd School: Villanova University, BA Political Science '1988
Description: Everyday is a gift.
Looking For: Friends, Networking
Interests: popular culture, mexico, sustainable design, design with a lowercase d
Favorite TV Shows:the daily show, southpark, arrested development, seinfeld, curb your enthusiasm, 30 rock, ugly betty, the office (+ the british version -- can't decide what's better), law and order... the original one, six feet under.
Favorite Music: amy winehouse, nortec collective, talking heads, david byrne, the mexican institute of sound, manu chao, kcrw simulcast which is always good.
Favorite Movies: true stories (talking heads circa 1987)
Favorite Books: anything that doesn't put me to sleep; my own once it's written
Quote: Everyday is a gift. "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." -- Winston Churchill “Some of us (perfectionists, especially) fuss so much over making the 'right' choice, but in life, all that's really needed is to make any good' choice, believe in it, go through with it, and accept the consequences.” “Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished”. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela "Design better, live better" -- me