I am an adventurer, philosopher and observer who loves to wander and explore, especially in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. My post here talks why I describe myself that way.
I am also an experienced diarist and archivist. The first time I remember writing about my life was in 8th grade. I started consistently keeping my journals (i.e., diaries) nearly 25 years ago. My early ones were in spiral bound notebooks; later I started doing them on the computer.
I enjoy documenting my life through photos. In 2011, I did a 365 challenge to take pictures every day and was thrilled with the results, many of which are in my posts. It stretched me creatively and I improved my camera skills considerably. In 2014, I did a 31 day challenge about nurturing my creativity. To see what I wrote about, go here.
I am the keeper of many family photographs and memorabilia. Several years ago, I created a family history book of over 100 years of photographs and stories. I have since gotten a great deal more materials and have to update it one of these days. More recently, I put together a photo album of nearly 80 years of photos from my in-laws.
I’m aided in my photography and blogging by the three dogs. The beagle is, of course, my gravatar. He has the sweetest face! It’s a great aid to when he’s trying to communicate that it’s time for me to get him out a treat. If you want to read his posts, click here.
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