A bit about me…
I’ve been blogging since June 28, 2009. I am a software engineer (after 12 years of technical writing) at Cisco. I live in Maale Adumim, Israel, with my husband, a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry, and teenage son. I am Japanese-Canadian-Israeli, a former Roman Catholic and Swedenborgian, and a convert to Orthodox Judaism.
I’ve been dabbling in photography since 2008. I currently shoot with a Canon 550D and an S95. Although I accept the occasional paid job (small events, portrait, and products), I mostly shoot for pleasure.
I knit, crochet, spin, weave, sew, draw, paint, do beadwork and calligraphy, tat, make bobbin lace and needle lace, do counted cross-stitch embroidery, blackwork, and paper cuttings, … but not all at once. I haven’t yet figured out a way to stretch 24 hours into 48! I walk, jog, and do yoga, and hope to run a marathon before I die.
I have a BA and MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from Harvard University in Second Temple Jewish Literature (Study of Religion, 1996). I edited several books on Dead Sea Scrolls, when I was Director of Publications at the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew University. The royalties, alas, do not allow me to quit my day job.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to hear from you!