I am a retired technical writer living 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 Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. How can you not read something that warns "Never pray to gods that answer after dark"? It covers ideas of memory, identity, immortality, art, and love over the course of 300 years of the title character's life. It's very absorbing!
The author is V.E. Schwab.