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PLEASE ADD THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR OWN PROFILE.
.I am a retired technical writer in Columbus, Ohio. I spend time reading, doing crossword puzzles, and rescuing beautiful things from charity shops and flea markets, and walking on some of the many trails in our beautiful Metro Parks.
I enjoy learning about the food and folklore of other places. Tell me about an interesting custom, if something is lucky or unlucky.
I volunteer for a website called Find A Grave (Part of Ancestry.com) , assisting a photographer in taking pictures of old gravestones while they are still readable.(My avatar above is one of our photos.) We also do some geocaching.
Also, I'm part of a group that sends handwritten cards and notes to people having challenges in their lives. Please share an encouraging or inspiring quotation-- it may go to a hundred people!
I also like cinema, and travel, especially in Wales. I keep a journal of my dreams. It's fun when what I dream about shows up in the newspaper a day or two later.
My favorite authors are Nick Bantock, Joanne Harris, Sheri Tepper, Shirley Jackson, Loren Eiseley, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates.
The last book I read was The Unseen, by Roy Jacobsen. Translated from Norwegian. A novel about life on a small island off Norway, occupied by a single family. This was completely absorbing-- full of extraordinary detail on how this little family manages in a harsh landscape, surrounded by an unpredictable sea. I'm sending my library on a search for the other two books in the series.
"Sometimes I feel that there are doors lurking in the creases of every sentence, with periods for knobs and verbs for hinges."
German friends, your numeral 1 often looks to American eyes very much like our 7. Please do just a single straight vertical line, so I can enter the number correctly. Thanks!