Hi! I’m ‘nissa_loves_cats’. I also go by Morgan Q, Inae Kyo and Mary Kehoe, among other things. I’ve had to keep my legal name private because of various considerations.
I have Asperger Syndrome. I wasn’t diagnosed until later life. In school people just thought I was behaving badly, though many of my schools made me go to see a mental health professional.
I have always been a reader. I remember being a very little girl and reading the comics page and editorial page of the newspaper (they had ‘Peanuts’ comic on the editorial page and I soon started on reading the other contents of the page.) I also remember being in school and having to share a textbook with the person sitting next to me. I would read the page over and over before the other person was ready to turn the page.
I am a Christian, and a member of a Bible-based Church— the one founded by Jesus Christ, called the Catholic Church. I was not always Catholic. I’ve been Presbyterian, Lutheran (LCMS), Wiccan, Pagan, LDS (Mormon), Odinist/Asatru, and now, having returned to Christianity after many years away, I am Catholic.
I have always been interested in politics. In my baby book I read that when I was about three I was running around telling people ‘I’m for Kennedy, I’m a Democrat’, referring to JFK. My political perspectives have changed over the years. I’ve been Republican, Democrat, radical feminist, and Marxist at different times. Now I’m old enough to have wised up and I consider myself conservative-libertarian, vote Republican, and have been known to put down ‘prolife’ as my political viewpoint on forms.
I have cats. Lots of cats. Most are barn cats. A few live in the house. Right now I have two elderly born-and-bred barn cats living in the house. Niki, age 11, because she refused to live outdoors any more, and Hermione, probably 13, because she can’t take the tough winter weather any more. I also have Mariska, born in 2005, and two kittens, Julianne and Umberto, in the house. Umberto is pregnant.
Currently I am shifting the focus of this blog (which was and will be pretty unfocussed) to be more about the books I love and obsess over. I’m also resolved to keep quiet about certain personal things, but to be more open about my beliefs, religious, political and other.
I hope I will find some readers who like what I write about. But if you don’t happen to be interested, that’s OK too.