Mary Lorraine Snauffer earned her B.A. in English from Ithaca College in May 2005. While in college she studied abroad in Galicia and Barcelona, Spain as well as Aix-en-Provence, France. After college she left for Thailand to be a Peace Corps Volunteer. She returned in May 2007. She has backpacked extensively through Europe, Northern Africa and the Balkans.

In 2009, she completed her Master’s degree at New York University where she studied digital behavior within social networking sites; she worked closely with JoEllen Fisherkeller, author of “Growing Up With Television: Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents.” She graduated from the John W. Draper MA Program of Humanities and Social Thought, an interdisciplinary department housed within the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

During the summers between 2005 and 2008 she happily worked as outdoor educator in Oregon and Maine with Longacre Expeditions.

Presently she lives in New York City and works in social media strategy. She created the artwork for this blog. And the writing. Obviously.

Note: As this blog’s readership has grown beyond my personal friends into a more unknown, albeit larger, audience, I have password protected a few posts which feel to me a little less public, a bit more personal.  Please feel free to email if you would like to read them. Contact info below.


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The title of this blog is inspired by John Berryman’s poem, Dream Song 74