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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


I Hate Politics

I don't often email people I don't know, and it seems that it's usually best when I stick to that policy. Especially where politics are involved. I've twice now sent mild complaints to sites that I think are unreasonably mixing politics with their bread-and-butter, and both times simply been slammed with a fairly standard "freedom of speech" retort. Well, duh, of course you CAN say what you're saying. That doesn't mean it's a good idea. I'm just suggesting that the venue might not be... appropriate. I guess I don't word things well, although I like to think that I can make myself understood through the written word. I'm not trying to squelch anybody's rights. I'm just trying to retain my sanity while shopping/surfing. I try to stay clear of politics here, and certainly on TMI, but I guess that's not the popular thing to do. It's enough to make me want to slap partisan logos all over my site and my signatures (which may yet happen!). I'm just not a confrontational person. I don't think that I'm going to change anybody's mind regarding their political stance, and I figure that my friends know (if they even care) where I come down on the issues of the day. So why do I have to get it shoved in my face when I'm poking around my hobby sites in the evening? It just makes me mad.

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