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Mystery of Iniquity

cropped meI am Mystery of Iniquity and I’ve earned an M.A. in Lit. from a large Midwestern University. My focus was mythology, medieval studies, and a dash of philosophy. I love religion of all kinds and will never settle for one. I’m Protestant, Catholic, and Pagan dilettante, with an agnostic/atheist bent. I am mother to three grown children.

Things I enjoy: computers, video games, Dragon Age Inquisition, Fallout 3 and 4, moments of quiet silence and snowfall, cats, books, magazines, travel, cooking, pre-Raphaelite art, Tarot, The X-Files, Torchwood, Dr. Who, journaling, office supply stores, roses, Victorian cards and design, winter, snow, autumn leaves, my study bibles, steady rain and thunderstorms, the smell of pine at Christmas, Catholic icons and statues, saints relics, birdsong, ocean waves, glass-like still lakes, Stephen King novels, mystery and suspense novels, candlelight, science fiction, big sky country, computers, computer games, university, academic research, journalism, diaries, classical Roman, Italian, and Spanish art, The Matrix, rosaries, Alfred Hitchcock movies (especially Rear Window), Jimmy Stewart, bike riding, picnics, flowers, the smell of gasoline, chocolate chip cookies, Twister, Bill Paxton, Frailty, Moulin Rouge, crackers and cheese, sitting on the porch with friends, Irish Mist whiskey, Riesling, cheap sweet wine, fireworks, Sparkling wine, strawberries, blueberries, mountains, moderate politics, progressive religion, human rights for all, sacramentals, incense, Sacred Heart of Jesus, tattoos, fantasy novels, feminist politics, matriarchal studies, wicca, candles, datebooks and planners, moleskine notebooks, Grace Kelly, sharp pencils and good erasers, bible studies, Catholic medals and prayer cards, Catholic prayer books, the art of Artemisia Gentileschi, Tibetan prayer bowls, Hindu god/dess art, deep reds, blues, greens, and browns, diaries, newspapers, magazines, crusty bread dipped in olive oil and Parmesan cheese, Princess Diana, fish and chips (British proper), crucifixes, wind chimes, soft, fat snowflakes falling gently outside, UFOs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, hunky, younger guys in films (Ryan Reynolds, Jenson Ackles, Hugh Jackman), hunky, older guys in film (Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Robert DeNiro, Billy Bob Thornton), animals, the smell of freshly printed art books, stuffed pablano peppers, spaghetti, Chinese food, book stores, coffee (iced or hot), Keebler fudge-striped cookies, granola, TiVo, Dick Francis novels, Nelson DeMille novels, acrylic and oil paints in a tube, art museums, natural history museums, ghosts, Ghost Hunters on SciFi, Richard Dean Anderson on Stargate SG1, The Star Trek series, J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek, the size and safety of small town living, Fred Thompson, pipe tobacco and pipe smoke (especially Cherry), reading for long stretches at a time, reading magazines at Barnes and Noble, drinking coffee while reading magazines at Barnes and Noble, Victorian houses, lace tablecloths, cold, snowy days with oodles of snow piling up, sex in the afternoon, Asian Horror flicks, Dexter, Roller Derby (ala 70s) Disco, Roll Bounce, dancing to disco, open windows and screen doors, classic films and movie posters, board games: Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Life, British dramas and serials, white noise while sleeping, murders and mysteries, Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, hauntings, creepy houses, Christmas trees festooned with lights and tinsel, etc.