June 2014 Celebrity of the Month | Author | Julie Kirton Chandler

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 About

Julie Kirtón Chandler is a registered nurse, specializing in emergency and critical care. She was formally trained in the military, first as an active duty combat medic and later as an Army Nurse Corps Officer. During her officer training, she served two stateside deployments with the Georgia Army National Guard. Today, Julie and her domestic partner of 11 years, Charity, have a home near Atlanta, but spend the majority of their time in the San Francisco Bay area where Julie works as a civilian nurse.

LNL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?
The ability to appreciate another person’s perspective
Your favourite qualities in a man?
Kindness, and the ability to muscle through a crowded bar to get me a drink.
Your favourite qualities in a woman?
Kindness, and the ability to muscle through a crowded bar to get me a drink.
Your main characteristic?
I’m unpretentious
What draws you most to your friends?
I’m drawn to people whose perspective falls outside societal norms, and those who seek understanding first, prior to passing judgement.
Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?
Cruelty in any form.
Who would you most like to take out for dinner?
Charles Darwin. I’d like to hear his nominations for this year’s Darwin Awards.
Your idea of happiness?
Sharing my life with someone who makes me feel safe.
What is your favourite way of spending the day?
Wine tasting with my lover, followed by gourmet cooking, followed by a candlelit bubble bath, followed by a full bottle of lube and several sets of batteries… oh yeah, and some herbal refreshment, too. That would be good.
Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?
Elmer Fuzzybritches, my spoiled-ass cat!
Where would you most like to live?
Yikes, that’s a hard one because there are so many enchanting places in the world to live. But, if I had to settle for just one place, I would choose Savannah, Georgia.
Who is your favourite author?
Robert Heinlein
Who is your favourite poet?
Modern British poet, SophChei
Your favourite heroes in fiction?
Severus Snape, from Harry Potter and Lazarus Long, from Methuselah’s Children
Your favourite heroines in fiction?
Charlotte, from Charlotte’s Web, Shug Avery, from The Color Purple and Elinor Dashwood, from Sense and Sensibility
Your favourite painters?
Tamara de Lempicka and Leonid Afremov
Who is your favourite composer?
Trevor Morris
What is your favourite Film?
The Perfect Furlough with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
Your favourite food?
Fondue
Your favourite drink?
Pinot Noir
Who do you most admire?
Any person who puts the needs of another above their own.
What is your present state of mind?
I’m hopeful.
For what fault have you most toleration?
Stupidity
Your favourite motto?
Let those whom you love know that it is so.

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