Welcome! I started this blog shortly after becoming an unexpected widow in my 40’s in 2009. I took a leap and bought a small homestead with the tiny bit of savings that I had. Things have changed a lot and I no longer have my little piece of heaven due to work issues. Perhaps again one day. For now, just taking things as they develop, but I’d love to be back in the country, practicing self-sufficiency once again. I simply don’t know what roads I’ll travel before I get back to that marvelous feeling again.
I am an avid reader, an aspiring writer, an amateur photographer,and a dilettante. As such, while I write mostly in essay format, sometimes I will also showcase my photography, promote other bloggers, and introduce music.
“A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter…. a writer has the duty to be good, not lousy; true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down. Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”
Of course, White also said that essayists are the greatest egoists in the writing world, because we think our commentary on the minutia of life is of import to others… I leave that to you, the reader, to decide.
Because I write from so many different perspectives, having survived and thrived after many traumas, I truly hope to lift others up. That my readers will try on a new perspective. And most of all, I hope that you will return time and again, because you find value, humor, and thoughtful writing,straight from my heart to yours.
*** Appended 2019:
I became a traveler in 2019, leaving my sticks and bricks home behind, and living on the road. I started in a conversion van, and now travel in a short schoolie.
Anthem: Breakin’ The Rules