What do “Where the Wild Things Are,” stranger danger, and the death of Osama Bin Laden have in common?
Come on – guess. No…they have no relation to Kevin Bacon. Try again. No…they aren’t new Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors. One more try? No…James Franco is not involved in any kind of artistic project about any of them. That I know of…yet.
Okay, I’ll tell you.
These are my writing roots. These are subjects that spurred lengthy notes on Facebook that I published for only my FB friends to see. Moments and experiences that could not be compressed into a FB status update.
A rather boring series of events led from these notes to my starting to blog on Catonsville Patch. About what, you ask? The editor asked me the same thing. ”What’s your angle/focus/topic?” To which I have a tendency to reply, “Anything.” I have always been the kind of student/friend/daughter/wife/mother/human to operate more as a hub with spokes reaching out in many directions. Fingers in many pies, as it were. So, it stands to reason that my inspiration and source material should come from many different directions as well. And they do, indeed.
I’ve been so encouraged by responses to my notes and Patch blog posts, that I’m venturing out on my own with a blog on WordPress. Hopefully I can get past the techno-moron phase of this and become adept at formatting the page layout, pointing the whojiwhatsis to the right browser-thingie, getting a picture up, and other extremely advanced computer functions that I am sure my 7-year-old son could help me with.
Eventually, I will have my previous writings settled in either the Archives section or on static pages – trying to figure that out now. (Do I really deserve archives if this is only my first post on WordPress?)
To begin with, though, here’s a link to my first blog post on Catonsville Patch, in which I come out of the (writing) closet, and post a link to a TED talk by Clifford Stoll – the guy I want to be when I grow up. Wish me luck, and please share your thoughts!