Failing to Grasp the Seriousness of the Situation Since 1969
Obsessed, intense, exhaustive researcher. Don't let me commence, honey.
Ex-Mongol cavalryman currently a polymathic, mostly autodidactic, bibliophagous double Reiki Master, bone cracker and biocomputer tech. A mystic but empirical: no newage crispy, me!
A redheaded elfin cross between Laurie Anderson and Mae West who rides and swears like a Mongol.
Despite my being an impecunious female Yankistani in the 20th/21st centuries I have acquired the perfect education for a wealthy English gent of the 1800s - languages, fencing, history, literature, poetry, politics, art, horsemanship. Sigh...
I've been studying Ancient Egypt on my own since early childhood, and find most periods of Egyptian history fascinating. I ain't interested in the foreign rulers' dynasties.
I've been riding hunter-jumper off and on for 37 years, and also voraciously read about horse breeds, various riding styles, and equestrian history. I've never owned a horse, but had many years of lessons, and rode horses and ponies of many breeds and dispositions. School horses, trail horses, rescued Jamaican TB ex-racehorses, and even some exotic gaited critters have been my mounts.
I'm also merelygifted at soup dot io. I also live here: http://categorian dot com/blog/browse/u/Xtine66 & once had the same su username.
Pics are either links or will often become much embiggened, so click away. Sources are provided whenever possible, unless the source be otherwise craptastic.
Carve a hole in the rain for yer; courage, my sweet