My site “Let Us Live Like We Mean It: My Life and Times, Here and There” is both a journal kind of blog, as well as a topical one.
I am a retired lawyer whose career was mostly as a public defender working throughout the state of Ohio. Before that I had several federal civil service positions on the East and West Coasts of the U.S.A.
Music and art have always been major avocations of mine. I began playing piano at age 5, flute at 8, and finally my real love, the guitar at age 12. It in turn was a run-up to the instrument that was my focus in performance from age 16 to age 60, and which I’m hoping to begin playing again: the Renaissance lute. Celtic harp was also a favorite of mine.
I have drawn and painted all my life and will from time to time post past and current efforts.
History is also a big preoccupation, particularly Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Asia Minor. I got to live for a time in Istanbul, Turkey, which will always be a blessing to me.
I am owned currently by four cats: Ophelia, Sissy, Black Bean and Kiwi. The names and numbers may vary, but my status as an active-duty cat-person never has nor will.
Social justice, nature and wildlife conservation are passions of mine, too, as is religion/spirituality.
I recently joined the local chapter, the Marche of Tirnewydd, of the Society for Creative Anachronism, where we research European culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the year 1600 C.E. (A.D.) and then re-enact those times in what we call the Modern Middle Ages. Our motto is “Living The Dream.” I enjoy it immensely. The photo at the top is me as Unn Olafsdottir of Tirnewydd, a 10th century Icelandic woman from Norway.
I hope that you will find much in my blog to enjoy or enlighten, or at least not offend! 🙂