Welcome to my discussions on a puzzling array of topics. These subjects are connected only because these are the interests that I have intensively pursued in my sixty-plus years of study. I am a wanderer. Not only an enthusiastic traveler, but I wander between subjects and skills. Perhaps I am better described as scattered, but these topics provide the puzzle pieces of my life and somehow seem to be related, if only in my mind.
As a child, my first success in learning came to me through music, later I picked up German. I took my turn as a teacher in public schools and privately. I was always interested in Bible study, but that opportunity came only in maturity, when I stopped listening to the voices that said, “Off limits to women.”
I started seriously writing with the purchase of my first computer and spelling skills were suddenly not so important. Writing in itself was not my goal, but expressing ideas that I find important enough to share. Now I possess this patchwork quilt of many, mostly failed, efforts. When someone is blessed to acquire many years, she picks up a mass of baggage, good and bad, and also much knowledge. This website is a compilation of my thoughts in writing on diverse topics.
More personally, after 45 years of marriage, raising two children, and now enjoying a granddaughter, I am a widow. The decade of my husband’s illness has been its own journey. His death and the following months of adjustment have fueled another set of insights, begging to be expressed.