Something Pithy Here

"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.


We all have to deal with it

I don't exactly know how to honor this except to say that I understand the urge to chronicle passings. I've written four such posts in the last year, and I've not been sure that it's "appropriate" or what my family would think if they were to read any of them. My remembrances all feel inadequate to me, but I felt better for writing them. It's not as if there's a way to sum up the impact of a life in a paragraph or even an essay, but the attempts are heartfelt nonetheless. Maybe the act of "publishing" (no matter how privately) lends ... weight? ... to the elegy. I hope it's not seen as flippant or dismissive. For me, it has been a helpful part of the process of dealing with it.

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