Doing things differently since 1984
The short version: I am a mother of two, and financially indebted to many. Having lived in 16 cities, 5 states, 2 countries, and 3 social classes, I sometimes make the mistake of thinking myself to be wise…. don’t be fooled.
The long version: Do you ever feel like you’re the only one who sees things a certain way? You probably do…. I feel that way constantly. Some call it insightful, others call it irritating. It’s been that way my whole life. When everyone else in middle school was trying their hardest to fit in, I was wearing nothing but long skirts just to prove I was no slave to expectations. When a teacher assigned an essay, I’d write it in fiction form. When people get mad, I get curious. When everyone else is talking about “what” something is, I’m wondering “why”. That’s the basis of this blog.
I have a Masters degree in history, and though this doesn’t help me get gainful employment, it does influence my writing. Anyone can look at one guy’s opinion in 2014 against another guy’s opinion in 2014 and think they’re getting some interesting perspective…. but if you throw in some opinions and facts from 1914, 1514, 114, and 2014 BC, the world opens up majestically.
I don’t automatically discount the perspective, opinion, or way of life of anyone, whether in this century or another. I usually keep it positive, value the simple things in life, and I believe most people mean well. I definitely believe there is Truth and Fiction, but I think 99.9999% of the world’s population (including me!) strikes somewhere in the middle. So if you’re a person, then congratulations — you are most welcome to this site!!
I don’t write about my personal life too often on this blog, mostly because I don’t think it’s really all that interesting. But when I do I put it in the autobiographical section.
If you want a shortlist of what I consider to be my most defining posts, try these:
Then again, every once in a while I manage to pick up a little dose of humor, and sometimes I actually like that more.
I try to mention frequently that I don’t claim to have all the answers. I often end up disagreeing with myself. You have my sincerest apologies if I offended you, bored you, or disappointed you. I welcome constructive feedback.
I like using pictures in my posts. I think it’s distracting to try and credit them in a caption beneath, but if you click on a picture, it takes you to the URL where I found it. If it doesn’t take you to a URL, then I got it from my fully licensed version of Microsoft Office.