A friend told me she never knows what I’m going to write about, so it’s always a surprise. That makes at least two of us. Until my little lightbulb goes off, I don’t know what I’m going to say either. I have a lot of varied interests: history, photography, philosophy, religion, politics, ecology, technology. I’m a bit of a geek and I do enjoy my toys. Serendipity is appropriate, I guess. Grab bag would work too.
I try to be on the right side of issues. I do my best to align with the righteous on the side of justice, kindness, and giving everyone the benefit of a doubt. I don’t always live up to my own best self, but I try. You are welcome. I ask only you don’t insult anyone, not me or anyone who comments here. I reserve the right to delete or edit your comments. Sometimes I delete comments because they’re too long. Extended interchanges are best done privately. I don’t want essays in comments.
Did I mention I love dogs? And photography? Words? I am perhaps excessively fond of cleverness and clever people. Plays on words make me giggle. My favorite piece of music is Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. Which doesn’t mean I don’t love country music, folk music, some very hard rock … I’m nothing if not eclectic.
As far as participating on this site, civility counts. Please be nice. We can be civil, even if we are not of the same mind.
This is not a public forum. For good or ill, democracy does not prevail here. If you want to fight, you can’t do it here. I won’t be a battleground. I won’t host angry or long disputes especially when there’s little of general interest to anyone but the combattants. There’s more than enough of that stuff on social media. On Serendipity, when I say the conversation is over, it’s over. If you want a public brawl, there’s always Facebook.
I write about everything and nothing. Sometimes I’m current, sometimes I wander off into stuff that I find interesting and maybe you won’t. 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 say whatever I want.
I offer you some memories, thoughts, stories, and pictures. The photographs are mine unless otherwise credited. If it’s a picture of me, it’s a good bet I didn’t take it. I sometimes reblog posts I find interesting or funny or just special.
Welcome. Please wipe your feet at the door. I’ve left a light on for you.