Who am I?

I am a formerly rootless soul who has traveled and lived around the globe a bit…seen and experienced quite a bit, too and met some interesting people, some very well-known. I can’t call any one place a hometown, but I’m OK with that. I have studied 8 different languages but can only consider myself fluent in one language other than English, but the background certainly helps with writing.

However, I now have put down roots and live in beautiful Rochester, NY. At this time I am a wife, homeschool mother (whose hand has rocked the cradle and taught the lessons), organic gardener, interpreter for the deaf, non-fiction author, occasional poet and general Wordsmith.

I am fascinated by certain aspects of architecture, unusual housing design (but not art for art’s sake), meteorology, history, especially ancient, ancient human migration, unusual aspects of geology and geography, unexpected finds that make you think, genealogy and certain interesting ways that “basic” math works (excluding geometry and up) – but not numerology.

It is a hard thing, as a blogger, to be true to oneself, to not get caught up in numbers, “followers” and catering to what you think people want to increase readership and not offend or turn off anyone, but I am trying my darndest to just be ME, for good or ill, thus the reason I declare up front that this is ECLECTIC – a little of this and of that. I struggle with this every time I determine to post something or when I see a “targeted” blog and look at their numbers… Then I remind myself that I began this as a place to put my “stuff,” things that would otherwise get lost in a clutter of notebooks or random pieces of paper, and that I am not engaging in a popularity contest. Ultimately I’d rather have a small number of genuinely interested “followers” who enjoy the variety than have the pressure of pleasing 3,000 people who expect the same thing of whatever, and regularly. So, for good or ill, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am” and for those who would like to keep up with that, I welcome you!

There’s obviously more, but that’s enough for now, don’t you think?

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. boomiebol
    May 20, 2012 @ 22:12:08

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking one of the posts. Have a lovely week!!!


  2. Lloyd's of Rochester
    May 21, 2012 @ 00:42:03

    Thanks for visiting here as well. From what I saw on one of your posts you might look in my post https://lloydsofrochester.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/accepting-the-creative-challenge/ and follow the link in it to RCGale’s blog where he talks about his own writing challenges and speaks to others as well.


  3. theorderexpert
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 10:23:26

    Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, The Order Expert Blog, and for liking a couple of my posts and for the follow! Cheers, Rashelle


    • Lloyd's of Rochester
      Jul 06, 2012 @ 11:19:45

      I am always keeping me mind open to new ways to be better organized – it’s a lifelong struggle – so I appreciate people who provide good tips, and on a blog I don’t have to make room on my bookshelves for yet another tips and tricks book! 😉


  4. Today is the best day of our lives
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:50:48

    I would like to nominate you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. There are five rules you will need to take note of: (1) Display the award logo on your blog. (2) Link back to the person who nominated you. (3) State 7 things about yourself. (4) Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. (5) Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. Congratulations and do continue to inspire! Bravo!


  5. Scott
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 23:26:39

    I am still here. Did you get my email?


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  7. justhappeneduponthis
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 05:06:56

    Surprising to see that you have traveled so extensively. But the best trip is still in the imagination. No? Keep up the good writing…Doug


    • Lloyd's of Rochester
      Jan 19, 2014 @ 08:28:07

      Oh, yes. I still travel afar in my reading and imagination. The world is large and fascinating and I love learning cultures and their languages. We have embarked on the the exchange student path with some truly unique experiences. However, our latest experience has had so many unanticipated twists and turns that when it finally finishes playing out, and we come to a place of daily routine, I will then be free to blog about it. Not the ‘typical’ experience at all!


  8. TTP
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 17:02:08

    Hi!, it’s nice to meet you over here! 🙂
    Have a great day!
    Belu | TTP


  9. lightningjcb
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 15:28:58

    Our little tea-talk got me splurging on this cute site: http://www.teapigs.co.uk/
    If anything catches your eye, know that they deliver internationally too! 🙂


  10. shycohhwm@gmail.com
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 19:16:33

    Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.


  11. Jessica Journey
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 08:30:40

    I like this a lot, your emphasis on eclecticism, “stuff.” Ultimately, that’s what is interesting. I like being able to see the weird wonderful things inside someone’s head, in all their variety.


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