I am a NOLA (New Orleans, LouisianA) woman living in Alabama (with my family). I am a wife, a mommy, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and a friend. I teach composition and literature at a small liberal arts university. As a mini-poster on my office door indicates, “I love my job. It gives me something to do when I’m not having fun.” Of course, I’d rather have fun all day. Wait. I sound like my son. Reading and Writing are my PASSIONS. I’m not sure I’d survive a world without books and paper. I enjoy making (simple–digital and handmade) bookmarks, cards and digital scrapbooks for family and friends. I love photography. I also love water, flowers, nature (in general), parks, bayous, etc. and taking walks. I love, love, love words and music and poetry and teddy bears and Apple (Mac, iPad, iPhone, software–you name it), quotations and sacred texts and letters and postcards and pretty things in general.
I live the “life of the mind” in my “real” life, so I’ll be using this blog as an escape, to “not think too much.” I’ll be sharing with you wonderful things I receive via snail mail (postcards mainly) AND beautiful, interesting, strange, wild things I capture with my camera. I love, love, love studying photographs, stamps, mail art, art journals, doodles, typography, children’s art, art-in-general. Why am I telling you this? Because every now and then, I’ll also point to relevant pages I find around the world wide web. I am using this blog to keep my head in the clouds or in the sand–whichever you prefer. I have opinions, yes. Strong ones, in fact. But I prefer to limit sharing those with people I communicate with “in the flesh.” Also, I love people in general, so please reserve discriminatory or inflammatory speech for forums that welcome such.
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