I hold a B.A. in French from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I love grammar and cultural history with a particular interest in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and a weakness for vintage eye wear.
I enjoy writing, research, reading, drawing, listening to music, watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with friends, baking, bowling, museums and camping. I recently learned how to knit (finally!), which I prefer over crochet because there are only two stiches, and because my knitting needles can easily double as lethal weapons; the wooden ones are especially effective against… well… you know.
I’m kind of an obsessive fact checker, which lots of people initially like until I inform them that the email they just sent out to 100 of their closest friends or the meme they posted on social media is, in fact, not at all factual. At which point I am treated to some version of what it must feel like to experience a traditional Amish shunning.
In addition to this blog, I am a member of a writers’ group and am in the middle of a good twenty-five or more stories and/or novels, including my autobiography, because it turns out I’ve actually done some pretty interesting (and sometimes horrifying) things. Because of that, it may not see the light of day until I’m dead. On the other hand, in another couple of decades, I probably won’t care.
I hope you enjoy what you read here. Please let me know what you think!