Hello BDN readers! Welcome to my humble blog. Recently, the Bangor Daily News asked me to share this blog with their readers via their online newspaper edition.
I would love to begin by giving you some lofty reason for my writing this blog. I want to treat you to the perfect elevator speech about the theme of my writings and to blow your mind with my academic jargon. But alas … it’s all much simpler than that. Nearly ten years ago, I began to write This Handmade Life in an effort to make sense of my world … to chronicle the choices I have made in an effort to craft the life that I want for myself and my family … to speak openly about the parts of the human condition that both astound and baffle me … to showcase my artistic endeavors … and to brag about my kid and the city we live in. Somewhere along the way, I developed a following of people who liked the way I shared all of these things. So here we are.
Sure, I suppose there are some themes to what I tend to write about … community, adoption, homeschooling, family, and sharks (yes, sharks). And I have all sorts of ideas for new material that I hope you guys will appreciate (beginning with my attendance at a birthday party for a 106 year old woman here in Bangor). I look forward to writing about the same subjects I always have … in an open and forthright way … with respect for all involved … and with apologies for my grammar. I am excited to be part of the Bangor Daily News blogging team. Thank you for reading.
PS. Original blog can be found at www.thishandmadelife.blogspot.com.