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A Few of My Favorite Things


Writing, blogging, web geeking, traveling, Tibetan Buddhism, cats (of course), Reiki, animal communication, fantasy role-play games (I started with D&D when I was a kid and now I enjoy White Wolf games quite a bit), helping nonprofits be awesome, volunteering, reading, and live theatre ... to name a few.

Movies and Television

The Blue Planet series and any other science and nature documentaries I can get my hands on, sappy reality shows (I'm a sucker for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), Bizarre Foods, Monster Garage, Dogtown, Boston Med. And so on.

Yes, I Read, Too!

JRR Tolkien, Thich Nhat Hanh, Stephen King, A. Conan Doyle, Gabriel King, Kinky Friedman, Michael Moore, the Dalai Lama, Charles de Lint, Mercedes Lackey, Ursule LeGuin

The Sound of Music

Faith & the Muse, Dead Can Dance, Altan, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Simon & Garfunkel, Rob Zombie, Inkubus Sukkubus, bhangra, reggae, Krishna Das, Adam & the Ants, Social Distortion. Yes, my music collection has multiple personalities.

About My Cats

My Cats

Siouxsie, adopted in May of 1996 at the age of 6 weeks (I didn't know better back then), a gorgeous and shiny black cat enjoying the rewards of her Top Cat status and 15 years--as of this writing--on planet Earth. She and her late sister Sinéad put up with my obtuseness and inspired me to learn as much as I could about cats and cat care.

Thomas, "a 2001 model" gray tabby with white boots and mittens and stomach, adopted from a local animal rescue league at the age of 3. He was a very sick little guy when I first met him, suffering from a URI and a broken heart. I fell in love with him and visited him as often as I could until he was cleared for adoption.

Dahlia, adopted from another local animal rescue in September of 2006, about a month after Sinéad died. I was told Dahlia was a 12-week-old male, but she turned out to be a very tiny 5-month-old female. My vet said she'd probably never get bigger than 6 pounds, but now she's a full-size, 8-pound kitty.

Thomas and Dahlia are best buddies, and they constantly snuggle together and groom one another. Siouxsie pretends she disdains all this cuddly silliness, but she spends a lot of time snuggling with me. Lately, Siouxsie has even been seen snuggling with Dahlia and allowing both Thomas and Dahlia to curl up around her.

Personal Info

JaneA Kelley
Blogs, Web Sites and More

My website, Paws and Effect:
Kitty News Network, my Catster blog:

Working Life

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More About What I Do
To keep kibble in the dishes, I work as a communications officer at a community foundation--a job I love--and I'm a freelance writer and professional blogger.


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