About

I’m a writer and environmentalist, cloud gazer, located in a remote region of France. I live at a crossroads of prose, change and inquiry, but there are plenty of side roads to points of aimless interest. Like champagne. And whisky.

With a BA from UC Berkeley in Renaissance History and an MSc in Environmental Strategy, I like to take an interdisciplinary approach. A stint as a renewable energy industry executive inspired me to start a blog and write about environmental and social issues.

Born and raised in California, I’ve lived in several countries over the years, and I’ve lived in France since 1995. Like my writing, I am a work in progress.

Follow me on Twitter @paula_read

22 replies to About
    1. Thanks, that is indeed a gorgeous blog, and gives a closer view of what we see at a distance when we look out our window toward the Alps.

    1. Wow – Thank you so much! I really enjoy your site as well, but haven’t had much time to comment on anything recently. The wild dust kicked up by this summer is finally settling, though, so I’ll have more time soon to communicate more.

  1. Fascinating answers, Paula, and thanks for your kind comments. I’m going to check out your nominated bloggers. And Louis is from Upper Peninsula? Do you know the Sufjan Stevens song about the place? (it’s great!)

    1. Yes on Sufjan Stevens – beautiful! Actually, Louis isn’t from Michigan, but he made a terrific documentary on copper mining there, and is working on a project on new, large-scale mining taking place on the shores of Lake Superior. I think you would enjoy his blog and his writing.

      1. Great post.
        I like the lighted door handles on the extras package…but what the heck is a ‘bioweapon defense mode’?!

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