I experienced two events that brought about the creation of this website. One, I began to realize how the internet has allowed everyone who has information of value to share that information without going through a gatekeeper such as a publisher or agent. Now writers can reach directly to readers, and if the information is all the writer thinks it is cracked up to be, there will be readers. Two, the oil price crashed and I suddenly had a lot more time on my hands than I expected. (Fill in the events subsequent to the oil price decline yourselves. This is called critical thinking.)
I had always thought that I might publish the homeschool and classical school materials I had amassed during my teaching adventures, but it takes a lot of work to publish a book. When I became free to pursue other interests, I started thinking about how I might do this with a website. This would allow me to write and publish daily rather than require a complete organization of all materials before publishing. And I found out one might make a little money along the way. More about that in another post.
A blog takes a lot of work and commitment as well, and until my youngest graduated high school, I did not feel I had that time to maintain one. But now I seem to have both time and content, and so I have decided to begin this experiment.
As noted in the About page, I am not that comfortable sharing too much private information on the internet. There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there who seem to enjoy using that information nefariously. And then there are the unbelievers. (Just some “we are all sinners now” humor.) Perhaps as we go along, I will become more comfortable with sharing more about myself.