THE MARILYN PAGE
I’m a blogging anarchist, a blogger without goals. A writer, photographer. I don’t have a primary focus nor do I want one. I have a lot of interests and write about whatever catches my attention or is most on my mind. Or in the news. I’m a bit of a geek and I love my high-tech toys.
Serendipity is about the stuff going on in my world, what I think you might like to read about, think about. Laugh about.
And I will show you pictures of my home, my valley. I will do my best to capture the seasons and how sunlight filters through trees.
I try to be on the right side of issues. I do my best to align with the righteousness, on the side of justice, and giving everyone the benefit of a doubt. I don’t always live up to my highest standards, but I try. Underneath the humor, I have a temper, carefully controlled, but it sometimes gets away from me.
You are welcome on Serendipity as long as you come in good faith. Don’t insult anyone, not me or anyone who comments here. I will delete or edit stuff that offends me without hesitation.
I will also cut comments if they are excessively long or off-topic. Extended interchanges are best done elsewhere. I don’t want essays in comments.
I love dogs and other animals. I am perhaps overly fond of wit and word play. My favorite piece of music is Beethoven’s 6th Symphony,m but I also love country music, folk music, some very hard rock too.
Civility counts with me. It counts a lot. Be nice. We can be civil, even if we disagree. Try to stay on topic or at least in the same neighborhood. If you want to email me privately, please do. I’ve included a contact box at the bottom of the page.
Your opinions are welcome as long as they are based on something. If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, shut up about it. You are not entitled to an opinion if your opinion is based on ignorance, what your mama told you, or what they preach in your church. Those are not facts.
An opinion based on an opinion (yours or that of other people) is not a truth. Believing something with all your heart doesn’t make it factual or obligate me to agree with you.
Don’t be a troll. Saying negative crap to “liven things up” will get you banned in a hurry. This is a troll-free website and I will not tolerate trouble-makers. I don’t care who you are. Despite my egalitarian beliefs, I rule this site. You may call me Your Majesty.
This is not a public forum or bulletin board. For good or ill, I’m a tyrant in this little space on the great big web.
Do not publicize your site by inserting your link(s) in comments. I’ll spam them and ban you. We all had growing pains. I wish you well, but you will have to make the grade on your own merits.
If you want a fight, you are on the wrong site. I won’t become a battleground. I won’t host angry arguments. There’s plenty of that on social media and other websites seem to specialize in it. Here, on Serendipity, if I declare a conversation over, it’s over. Want a brawl, try Facebook.
I write about everything and nothing. That’s the joy of writing without a boss looking over my shoulder. After a lifetime of writing for a living, I treasure the freedom to do my thing, whatever that is.
I try to answer comments. If I miss one, it’s by accident — or I’m ill and can’t respond. I’ve had a lot of ill-health in my life. Normally, I will respond . If I’ve got a bone to pick with you, I will tell you — probably offline. That’s a promise. Sometimes I’m delayed in responding, generally because I’ve got medical stuff going on or I’m away from home. It happens. Be patient.
I offer you my memories via anecdotes, observations, occasional fiction, and photographs. The photos are mine unless otherwise indicated. If it’s a picture of me, you can bet I didn’t take it myself (unless it’s a selfie). I sometimes reblog posts I find interesting, funny, or otherwise special. If it doesn’t sound like me, it probably isn’t.
Welcome! Please wipe your feet at the door. I’ve left a light on for you.
If you’d like to contact me privately, you can use the contact form below: