About

Hello. My name is Ert O'Hara. This is a Drupal 8 site. I'm learning the new system (it's totally not even new anymore) while I manage a Drupal 7 site for work. It's also a way for me to suss out what I find most awesome and what I would focus on if I had full editorial reign, which... I do. Because I made this.

I'm kind of in college. Last fall, I got an A in statistics. This spring I got an A in political science. So, this fall, like a total nutter, I've signed up for two classes: U.S. history AND ethics. Because the last two semesters didn't just about destroy me, thought I'd see how two classes and working full time  goes. Gonna be great. No doubt.

After carefully deliberating and researching to find an organization to volunteer with, I joined The League of Women Voters. I didn't participate, politically, for most of my life, and thanks to Obama and Hillary for inspiring me, and Trump for infuriating me, I'm trying to get in there and help.

Fascinations include old government buildings, secret societies, other people's paper correspondence, all the music, the world of espionage and intelligence gathering, hotels and their stationery, fancy things that have stood the test of time, old money, coffee, tea, hardback books, astronomy, physics, math, mid-century credenzas, art deco armoires, belvederes, balustrades, detective doors, bourbon, red wine, cupboards, envelopes, tending my plants, riding my "gentleman's bike" around the island I live on, and taking photos of late 1800's-early 1900s Victorians.

I note these to remind myself that there are things that I think are neat and inspiring, because some days it is a challenge for me to feel awesome about life and the world. Lists of things I like is one of the ways I keep on keeping on.

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