About the Author

Introduction

My primary interests these days are

For purposes of this website, since I’m a photographer, there will be lots of photos, especially of our travels. Since I’m a foodie, there will probably be recipes. I have been doing editing, writing, page layout and design, and generally enjoying words for 40+ years, there may be comments about how we can better present ourselves in writing. Since I have always been a voracious reader, there will probably even be book reviews.

Me Butterflied_cropOn a personal level, I’ve been married 50 years—to the same man (husband Gary), have two grown children who have produced four grandchildren. We also had a foster daughter who gave us an additional three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In March of 2012, we moved to the Denver area to be a full-time grandparents to our youngest grandchild, Connor, who turns five years old on January 4, 2017. In July of 2015, we made the move back to Murfreesboro. Colorado was great and we loved being part of Connor’s earliest life. We were able to see a lot in Colorado, but continued to miss friends and family here in Middle Tennessee. When our daughter left her job in June, it gave us the opportunity to return to Murfreesboro, a place we have called home for many, many years.

Although I am officially retired from the Creative and Visual Services department (formerly Publications and Graphics) of Middle Tennessee State University, I continued to do some freelance work for them while in Colorado. When we confirmed that we were moving back, I was offered a great 15-hour-a-week part-time job on campus. So, I go there most mornings and do work I enjoy in the company of people I like and respect.

Having said all that, this blog is definitely a work in progress, so please check back often to see what new things have been added or fixed. I also hope to hear from you with your comments.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this site were taken by me and are copyrighted by me with all rights reserved. If you would like to use a photo on this site, please contact me for specific-use permission.