At the famous Torii of Miyajima, Japan

I began keeping a blog because I am a writer, and the blog is a way for me to write. I should be writing in one of my two books in progress, but I often do not because the thought of those big projects is so intimidating. So you’ll find (if you choose to read it) that I have not designed a blog for easy public consumption. I have not followed the rules: I have no niche. I don’t make my paragraphs tiny for people with short attention spans. I don’t stick with catchy titles.

Here is my online journal. Stuff I think about. Photos of places I visit. Soapboxes I climb upon. Rants. Silliness. A lot of soul searching. You are welcome to read it because I have nothing to hide. Maybe my blundering through life and my delight at simple things will make you smile.

This is me, somewhere in the Trinity Alps of northern California

From the end of May 2012 through the beginning of October 2012, I was in Japan for a work assignment. My posts during that time are primarily cataloging the stuff I did when I had free time.

Once upon a time I lived at Gaia. And before that, I lived at Zaadz. It was a themed blog host; the theme being sort of granola-y, tree-huggin’, love yer neighbor type of place. …and then Gaia died on March 31st, 2010. I had time to copy all my old posts back to 2007, and find a new home here at Word Press. I am slowly posting my old posts, one by one, and manipulating the dates as though I posted it here at Word Press on the proper date. (But now you know my secret!)