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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Nature, Prehistory, & Fantasy
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Artistic Expression: My primary hobbies are writing and photography. My writing usually takes the form of fantasy literature, and I am currently working on the second round of editing/rewriting for my first novel manuscript. I also enjoy writing literary journalism-type essays (things you would see in hobbyist magazines) and monologues/theater scripts.

My photography focuses mainly on nature and wildlife (particularly birds). The region of the US where I live has a great diversity of habitats and offers plenty of opportunities for any photographer.

Education: I have an Associate's Degree in Wildlife Technology, and my Bachelor's Degree was an independent major focused on environmental education, natural disasters, and writing. I know how to assess the health of habitats and waterways, determine whether they are suitable for a given species, perform various population studies, and do basic management of harvestable forest stands. I also know how to create basic mitigation plans for preparation and evacuation in case of any number of natural disasters.

Residence: The region of the US where I live is also along the line of the furthest glacial encroachment of the current "Ice Age." The entire landscape I live in has been shaped by naturally-occurring climate change, and because of the evidence and information I've gathered from living in this region my entire life and from the various professors I've studied under, I do not believe in man-made global warming. Any information you wish to present to me regarding this should be firsthand scientific papers with all the data and experiment details, not secondhand, media-edited hearsay for the common man.
Sorry I haven't been active in the last month and a half or so, but my new job working for the local conservation district has been pretty exhausting. Some days it's all I can do to keep my eyes open to read when I get home. But I love this job. Being outside, even in the cold and snow, is so much better than being locked up in a damn box (aka kitchen) all the time as I was with one of my previous jobs. The next month is going to be really busy as we get ready for our maple syrup festival. We have approx. 3,000 maple trees tapped (that's what I've been working on for the last six weeks or so), and once the weather warms up a bit, we'll be collecting the sugar water from those taps and cooking it down into maple syrup.

Beyond my job, I've also taken to studying Japanese... again. The last time I tried to learn the language, I was also taking Spanish classes as part of my BA degree. That was a bit confusing, and I really didn't get beyond some of the basics of grammar and random lists of vocabulary. This time I'm hoping to learn enough Japanese to start studying the written language as well, but that will take awhile.

So that's what I'm currently doing out in the real world (on top of my church duties, which I won't get into at this time...). I hope to get back to artistic things after Easter sometime, but there's no guarantees with that.

- Ghost -
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Yoshida Brothers
  • Reading: Japanese language course material
  • Watching: Ax Men, Face Off
  • Eating: gummie bears
  • Drinking: black tea, kool aide

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MastersImagingPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave :)
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
mixtix-freeman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave :D
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Masozii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou for the fav!! :)
BilboKatomkins Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the fav!
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite welcome!
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
:w00t: thanks a lot for the :+fav: on Territory Entrance :iconbouncyplz:
GhostInThePines Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
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