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 that Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, health care and mental health care are human rights, and I believe that no human is illegal. My politics and social views are interwoven with every aspect of my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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.