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.


Don't Be an Ass

The Shape of Days: Part of being an adult is knowing how not to be an ass

What are we, four years old again? People, this isn't that complicated an idea: Don't be an ass. If somebody asks you not to take their picture, say you're sorry and move along. Don't insist that "photography is not a crime." Of course it's not, and everybody knows it, and dammit, you know perfectly well that's not the issue. The issue is that when people are made uncomfortable by something you're doing, you should stop. That's called being courteous. It's called being respectful. It's called not being an ass.

(A bit of follow-up here: Hammering in my head and discussion here: Hassled for photography?.)

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