My middle name is Maureen and I’m from Long Island, NY. I have family in New York and Houston. I’m in my last semester at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and am graduating in May. I am somewhat of a technophobe for various reasons but am hopeful about this blogging experience. I am interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, parrhesia, small economies and farms, sustainability of all processes, civic engagement, percussion, social capital, cycling, education reform, and other things probably, interdisciplinary study for sure. After school I plan on working in several volunteer and community organizing environments while applying to graduate and law schools. Thinking is fun and I dabble with it sometimes.