I am, among many other things, a reader, writer, photographer, blogger, editor, traveler, amateur foodie, dog lover and domestic engineer. I dote unapologetically on two miniature Schnauzers, take photographs with a Nikon, write with a fountain pen every chance I get, blog on both a Mac and a PC (but never both at the same time), and keep a really clean house. I lean to the left on social issues but to the right on fiscal issues and I always vote Democratic. I’m allergic to adrenaline and drama. Anything else you might want to know about me can probably be found somewhere in one of my posts.
Going Forward is a place to share my thoughts, pictures, links, quotations, and whatever else of interest that crosses my desk or mind that I think might interest you as well.
Writing words and taking pictures are what I love and what I do best. I started writing for publication as a contributor to my junior high school’s newsletter, where I learned to type on an enormous Royal manual typewriter that was so elegantly beautiful that it almost makes me cry to think of it now (I remember it looking kind of like this, except bright kelly green). My first 35mm camera was a Pentax K-1000, which is like the Model T of SLRs. I wrote and took photos for my high school newspaper and yearbook; was a photographer, writer and copy editor for my college newspaper; majored in news-editorial journalism; and was a reporter and photographer on first a semi-weekly and then a daily newspaper for a couple of years. Every job I’ve ever held since has focused on written communication, and some of them even let me take pictures, too. I have a lot of different skills, but writing and photography are the ones that have always brought me the greatest rewards.
Please respect my copyright on all my own words and images and do not steal them without attribution.
Thanks for reading!