Hi, I’m Tennile (Ten-eel),

My brain is always brimming with ideas, and I have too many activities and hobbies to keep up with. My idea of fun is spending days backpacking up a mountain, deeply regretting it half the time, and being completely enamored with it the other half.

I hibernate in winter, in a pile of wool, and other knitting accoutrement. I make my own soap, and I think of it as a practical, yet artistic outlet. My husband, Ken, makes bread, and ferments all the things, and I like to think that between the two of us, we have enough survival skills to do well in the event of a complete social collapse. We watch The Walking Dead, and have done much hypothetical strategizing.

I believe that we should all try to be good humans. It is our responsibility to advocate for what is right, even if the issues don’t directly impact us. I believe there is always room to learn and grow and be a better version of yourself.

I am Canadian but I live in Chicago. I love to travel and learn about different cultures. I can pack for a month-long international trip without so much as checking a bag. I admire people who are adventurous and openhearted, and who challenge me to be the same.

d Best Places I've Been Valhalla, BC, Canada
Sintra, Portugal
Xïan, China
Santa Catalina, Panama
Canmore, AB, Canada
Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Sámara, Costa Rica
Bruce Peninsula, ON, Canada
Caye Caulker, Belize
County Kerry, Ireland
d My Favs Empanadas
Herbal Tea
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