And, a few months . . .

originally posted May 30, 2020; 
May 2021: reformatted; no text revisions to date— 

. . . later, here we are! For the most part, I’ve been busy transferring my old website ( to this new spot at—updating and revising text, checking and correcting information, and adding a wee bit o’ spit-n-polish. Please let  … continue reading

Here’s to the year 2020!

originally posted December 5, 2019
May 2021: reformatted; text revised as noted

Two major events (well, more than that, but two that are primary in pushing me back into business) happened in my life over the past several months:

  1. My baby sister and her husband started an alpaca ranch—no, I don’t think that decision was
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Where have I been this time?

originally posted December 12, 2015
May 2021: reformatted; text revised as noted

I explain—or maybe excuse—my recent absence with this explanation:

Over the past two years, four events have caused a distraction in my life: the death of my father, relocating from Orlando back to Raleigh, returning to more-than-full-time work at the state Museum  … continue reading

One more chore off my lists!

originally posted July 7, 2013
May 2021: reformatted; all links updated; text revised as noted

So, I’ve finally finished updating my new website, and  this  is it!  After two life-changing decisions—moving to Raleigh in January to return to work at the state Museum of History and deciding to re-establish my editorial services business—several lists  … continue reading