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.


Family Treasure

I've been scanning a box of 5x7 black-and-white photos that my great-grandfather, Paul Helzel, shot, developed and printed. At the tail end of the box, I found a little envelope with some mid-60s snapshots, including this one of my Aunt Kaaren, my grandfather, and my mom. The MO insists he's already seen it, but I honestly didn't remember it. Anyhow, I think it's awesome.

Family Treasure

My mom is one hot chiquita, and I inherited the genetic blessing of those legs. Thank you, Mom! (I'll be ninety-nine, on my deathbed, talking about my great legs. Grandma's were shaped the same, so it seems to be a maternal-line thing ;-) A daughter of my own, however, given the chance to choose, might want to opt for the paternal skinny-gene instead....)

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