About the Blog:
The Crunchy Urbanite—“crunchy” as in “hippie” or “granola eater” not “crispy” or “crushable”—is a collection of essay-style musings on culture, writing, education, spirituality, grief, and finding beauty and inspiration among the asphalt. The aim is to entertain and perhaps inspire while sharing my musings and misadventures.
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About the Blogger:
I dream of big city life: swing dancing, book stores galore, farmers’ markets, and busses that run every ten minutes. Ah, big city life.
Luckily, even though I don’t live within city limits, I’m close enough to enjoy many of the advantages and culture of the Emerald City. I’m also a bit of a city hippie (hence, the blog name).
A couple of years ago I ditched folding polos and argyle socks for textbooks and midterms, and it’s been great. As a mid-twenty-something, I’m technically a “non-traditional student.” But I enjoy being an adult learner and I wouldn’t do anything differently. I just completed my two-year Associate of Arts transfer degree and will be transferring to a university in the fall to completely the last two years of my Bachelor’s degree. The plan is to major in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies with a possible minor in Human Rights.
I also tutor college freshmen and sophomores in English composition. I’m not an editor–more like a traveling companion for weary college writers (and boy, are there are a lot of them!). The goal is to make the writing process (picking a topic, finding a thesis statement, researching, outlining, citing, revising) a little more fun and a lot less stressful. And it seems to work.
In addition to determining how to help students write some mean research papers and finishing my BA, my personal aspirations are to become a well-read individual, learn to cook gluten-free food that even a picky wheat-eater will venture to try, and marry my nerd (that’s my fiancé in the picture above). And continue to learn more about this big ol’ blue-green space rock I call home.
And this, is my blog.