About Me

Twenty years ago I asked a Tarot card reader what would I be doing when I was 50. She replied, “I see you doing something so wildly creative, it defies a job title.” Only recently did I realize that was a slick way of saying, “I have no idea of what you’ll be doing.” But that prediction kept me charging ahead to the fifties with zeal and anticipation. Now that the future is today, I’m ready for anything!

Moving to a New Neighborhood

I was never in love with my old blogging platform, TypePad. So I wasn’t prepared for the tears when I exported Poultry and Prose from it.

Not having a lot of technical experience compared to other bloggers, I was never sure if the issues I bumped up against were due to my own limited knowledge or because of a glitch experienced by others.

The tears came from watching the status bar reel off one post after another during the import and export process.  I remembered my mindset at the time each post was written: insouciance, optimism, determination, and a singular time of heartbreak. I could also visualize a status bar of applications added one by one: Twitter, Facebook, Livestream, CoverItLive, digital photography. Again, pretty basic stuff to any self-respecting techie, but giant steps for me.

I treasure the expertise of bloggers I’ve met on TypePad—some really wonderful ones—as well as the loyalty of readers who have become friends. But I felt like my message was changing and TypePad wasn’t the right venue for it.

So here I am in a new neighborhood, Blogger. I’m reaching for light switches that aren’t there, holding color swatches up against the walls, bumping against furniture I didn’t expect to find. The tears have passed and things are getting better by the moment. I expect to be joined here by one or perhaps two more blogs. And who knows, maybe a neighbor will come by with a plate of cookies.

Here's a great recipe I'll share with the neighborhood.

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