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Jeff Lilly
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Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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"Darling, have you seen the cat?..." ... Felis diabolis stalks his prey. 
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"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day." -Glen Cook. (This picture from our campsite at Sol Duc on the morning of Ali's birthday)
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Roads go ever ever on,
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June...
(From The Hobbit)

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"All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild." Muir. Olympic landscape altered with the #prisma app. 
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A gentleman pokes his nose out of doors on a misty morn. (Olympic marmot.)
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Fog over Hurricane Ridge.

"Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains." - Muir
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My aunt's place in New Hampshire. The exterior is an 18th century farmhouse; the interior is an exquisite jumble of books, candles, strange things found in the woods, weird little statues, books, heirlooms, photographs of archs of both matri and patri variety, and of course books. Oh and board games. Today's game is Civilization (an original from 1980).
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Can you imagine my excitement: realizing that the fields and mountain meadows around us were strewn with wild rosemary!
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"What drove me to work so hard to be good at being a girl was my competitiveness and ambition, my desire to prove myself and challenge myself — those very traits that might be considered “masculine” and unbecoming in a woman."
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This picture, I think, captures a bit of how fae the Olympics are. See the contrast of sizes here between the stunted tree in the foreground-- only four feet high but likely hundreds of years old-- and the huge trees in the background-- and the carpet of moss and avalanche lilies underneath. It stretches the soul to see such a jumble of scales.
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Another view of the Olympics from Hurricane Ridge. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." -Muir
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I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening. I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff. -Rumi
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writer, druid, linguist
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  • A2Z R&D
    Research Linguist, 2011 - present
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Seattle, WA
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Pittsburgh, PA - Greensboro, NC - Greenbelt, MD - Chapel Hill, NC - Buffalo, NY - Hadley, MA
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Introduction

I am a druid, linguist, and author. I write about meditation, relationship with Spirit, soulful fulfillment in scholarship and art, reconnecting the ancient with the modern, creating beauty, and healing the world.

Professionally, I am a computational linguist, with a focus on socio-linguistics, historical linguistics, lexical semantics, and lexicography. I have a keen interest not only in the minutiae of the working of the human mind and its manipulation of symbols, but also the broader patterns of social change and development. I have published papers on conversational implicature, dialect analysis, lexical semantics, and syntactic universals.

Spiritually, I was raised Zen Buddhist in the culturally conservative South, and am now a revivalist druid. I have worked in the fields of internet search, text-to-speech processing, and the defense industry, and am the father of four children. I live in Seattle, WA with my wife Ali and our black cat, Cu Gwyn.

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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    linguistics
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