Oh, you thought I was a one-trick pony?
As much as I love writing about language and literature, I realized that I’ve got plenty to say about other topics as well.
Photography was natural choice for a second blog that I started a year or so ago (Moonlighting). I have never been able to draw, paint, or sculpt, and I have very little patience for making merely expressive, but not skilled, art. At a relatively early point in my life, I realized that my vehicle for visual – not verbal – self-expression was a camera. Being a stubborn woman, I didn’t want the camera to take good pictures; I wanted to learn the skill of taking good pictures. To that end, just after college, I bought myself a solid, manual-only Pentax K1000 35mm camera and set about learning how to use it. I loved it so much that it’s been my primary camera for the past 18 years.
After a nice little run, I got involved in other things and didn’t have the time to give to it, so Moonlighting languished.
Then I got antsy. I wanted to take more pictures, but I also wanted to write about cooking or fitness, or cars. I had things to say about subjects other than language! (Shocking, I know.) But I couldn’t maintain three separate blogs. What was a linguist to do?
A Modern Day Dinosaur was born. It is now where you will find non-language related writing, including my old photo blog posts and any new ones I will write.
I do hope you come on over and see how you like it.