About the site

The tagline for my blog is:

English/American living in St. Louis, USA.
Read, write, knit, spin, weave, karate, geek, science.

This is the portion of my life I choose to place online, assuming the people I would least like to read it are checking in every hour to get the latest updates. Employers, bosses, people I should have written to ages ago and didn't, people I lost track of, people who can't stand me, people who were in the blind spot of my car when I pulled out on the highway, everyone. Anyone.

You are free to comment on my blog, but once you do, I decide what is acceptable. If your comment is unacceptable, it gets deleted.

I don't usually refer to people or organisations by name. I have a Hubby that I love and we've been married since 1995. We lost our two large cats (Quantum and Tangle Mint) in November 2017 and February 2018, and got sibling kittens (TJ Max Planck and Marie IKEA Curie) in July 2018. We live in St Louis, MO. I work for an employer that I like, doing geeky stuff all day.

I started learning Chinese Kenpo karate at Tracy's Karate in Kirkwood in November 2008 and love it, I got my black belt on Friday 13th May, 2016.

Starting in 2004, I try to write a novel every year for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. I did not write in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022.

Take a look in the Everything Drawer to find out more about me, read some Thoughts, or take a look at my Amazon wishlist and the Etsy wishlist.

You can also read my Now page for current thoughts, and my Then page, for previous now posts.

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