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  • #15415

    anonymous
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    Hello, I'm Carol.I'm a nomad, currently residing in Ecuador, where I've been for 2 1/2 years.  Before that, I lived in Uzbekistan.  Before that the USA, before that Germany, before that Korea, before that Sri Lanka. . .  It's been interesting, to say the least.  I'm married, have two teen children, two cats, and I am a vegetarian.  Yes, I drive a Prius, which may not have been such a good idea here where one needs a car with a bit more clearance.  I'm very much enjoying the podcasts and look forward to meeting all of you.

  • #17092

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    So where is your next stop in your travels?  Also, I'm incredibly jealous that you have a life and career that's so mobile.  It sounds wonderful!  :)

  • #17093

    anonymous
    Participant

    Greatest achievement — two shout-outs from Jamie!  :)I live in Quito, Ecuador with my teenaged son and two cats.  I'll be here until summer of 2013 and before we lived here we were in Tashkent for two years.  My daughter, who is at uni now, was still living with us then. I've lived in many countries around the world and speak several languages with varying ability.  After English, I speak Russian best.  I've been listening to the BHP almost from the start and have been enjoying it immensely.  While I enjoy history, my passion is for British comedy, writing, and drama.  Blackadder, Fry and Laurie, Dr. Who (Forth Doctor, please, though I do enjoy the others), Oscar Wilde, P.G. Wodehouse, etc. are all beloved by me.  I'm a black belt in tae kwan do, I've written a children's book, I bake wonderful sourdough bread, and I collect penguins.  You know, the usual. Good to meet you all!

  • #17094

    anonymous
    Participant

    No idea, actually.  I'm beginning to explore the possibilities. So much planet, so little time!

  • #17095

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Ok, I merged the two topics together since you accidentally did two introductions.  I did this largely because I'm quite interested in 1) the children's book you wrote and 2) penguins?  Really?

  • #17096

    anonymous
    Participant

    Very clever!  The book started as a bedtime story I used to tell my daughter.  She was livid when she learned that when we were behind closed doors with my son we gave him sweets!  She really didn't understand the concepts of 'autism' and 'therapy' and who could blame her?  She was 4.  The story is about a family of polar bears, but one of the cubs is born yellow instead of white.  A dear friend of mine in Belgium illustrated it, a graphic artist/animator friend of mine who used to work for Disney and Golden Books has completed the layout, and we're very close to publishing.  It has taken a long time to publish, mostly due to my procrastination, but in part due to having had my hopes up.  In the course of my work, I met Walter Cronkite and the woman who was his assistant.  I struck up a correspondence with the assistant and eventually shared an early version of the book with her.  She wrote to me, "I love this.  Do you mind if I show it to Walter's publishers?"  You can imagine how much angst I spent on deciding how to answer such a question, beating of the breast, that sort of thing.  I think my squeals of delight on reading that question were the cause of several major earthquakes.  Unfortunately, Mr. Cronkite died and the very least of that tragedy is that my book lost its clout in the publishing industry. As to the penguins, they're figurines and the like.  I have one from every country I've visited* and I seem to receive them as gifts rather frequently.  When my husband proposed to me, I replied, "You understand, this means the penguins, too?"  And he said, "Oh.  Hadn't thought of that.  At least black and white suit every decor."  When we visited the Galapagos last year, I finally saw penguins in the wild. *Try as I might, I never found one in Afghanistan.  In my office one of my collections is perpetually consigned to wear a doll burqa as a consequence.

  • #17097

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    That's a great story!  Please let me know when you're finished with the story.  I'll let everyone know about it on the Podcast, if you'd like.  :)

  • #17098

    anonymous
    Participant

    Thank you!  It actually fits in with the sibling rivalry of the Celtic myth.  Well, maybe a little. 

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