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?