I understand that a little information about me is in order. Here are the basics: I’m an expat American, having lived in Australia for the past thirty-three years. I now live in Tasmania (AKA Paradise or The Slow Lane).
I’m a mother, a grandmother, and a genuine matriarch of an extended, and extending, family. Some of the things I enjoy are travel, woodworking, quilting, a bit of cooking, and modern art. If I lived in the USA I would no doubt be a Leon Redbone groupie. My musical tastes run from classical to bluegrass, and particularly jazz. I love to travel — hence the meandering — and though I’ve done quite a lot of it, it’s never enough!
I also love to write. Writing has been a major component of my professional life, in one form or another, for many years. Until a couple years ago, my only experience writing fiction was political speeches and press releases for state and federal politicians. And letters home, of course. But now I can add my first two novels to the list. They are both still in the editing phase, but I hope at least one will see the light of day before tooooo long.
I prefer to think that this blog will fit in the category of creative non-fiction. But I’m not making any promises. I tend toward mental meandering rather than mental gymnastics. I know I’m supposed to exercise my brain in order to stave off dementia, but I think my mental wanderings are just as effective — and sometimes as convoluted — as the mind puzzles, and they feed my craving to write. That’s why I’m here. Oh. Did I mention I’m a bit nutty about chooks (chickens). Don’t even get me started on that! MM