The blogger at an earlier age.

I am  a retired freelance reporter and columnist, a self-taught metal smith  who dabbles in embroidery, crochet,  photography, gardening, sewing, paper crafts, drawing and fiction writing. Besides this blog, I publish a blog with book reviews and interviews. I live in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and I share my life with a dark-eyed man and a neurotic cat.