You may be wondering who the writer is or what this site is really about. Read on… (Im not guaranteeing anything).
I live in NE Ohio with my partner of over 12 years. We have two lovely cats, a riding mower, and too many computers.
I’ve worked in retail for about 18 years – 15 of which have been spent with one company. (which I dont disclose here because you all know how that goes).
I’ve been a volunteer in the community for about 13 years where I started working with a local non-profit. I spent two and a half of those years as the Chair of the Board of Directors. I’ve also run a support group, as well as other miscellaneous volunteer jobs. Currently I volunteer at an animal rescue group, although my work tends to get in the way of my volunteering.
I like photography, riding my motorcycle, kayaking, and my partner (but not in that order).
I finished my degree online in 2009, and I’m not fond of my diploma because the Summa Cum Laude was a small sticker.
I’m addicted to my iPhone (among other legal things).
I would like to be addicted to one less thing.
And now you know too much.
About the Blog
This blog started out under a different name in November of 2001. (check out the archives – they really do go back that far!) I started to blog because I liked the idea of being able to publish my random thoughts and try to make sense of the meaning in that randomness. Thank goodness I’ve grown up.
The blog began to be called The Rhetoric when I was quite the little activist and I focused on political events and civil rights quite often. There is a burn out factor there though – and once youve heard one politician lie, youve pretty much heard the whole story. The struggle for civil rights goes on, and I write about it sometimes. But I approach this issue much differently now than when I was 22.
The Rhetoric is a place where I get to spout off about whatever the heck I want. I dont write for a particular audience, nor do I follow a regimented publishing schedule. (I have a day job) But when I have a flash of… something… this is where it goes.
Thanks for wondering.