About Me

This is my haven for writing, passions and general musings.  Many evenings see me returning home exhausted however returning to a blank page is invigorating and gets me in touch with my creativity.  So refreshing!  This blog is for me to maintain my sanity, find my voice and get in touch with other writers. Loving the experience.

I welcome thoughts, reflections and comments from old friends and new. And, if you don’t like a particular post, come back a few days later as I will have probably tweaked it. I’m continually making revisions to tighten up my work! Any gentle, constructive criticism is most welcomed.

Who am I? Lover of dogs, travel & other cultures, humor/humour, cooking, family and passion in any form it takes!   Excited by anyone who does a job with command and finesse! Appreciator of anyone who opens their hearts and minds and likes to see the world from varying perspectives and who can laugh at it all.

….and you are?

42 responses to “About Me

  1. I love the idea of having someplace where you can just reflect, sit back, and think. Great start! 🙂

  2. I realy really like your About-me page, especially the question in the end. Who am I… hmmm. I guess I’m just another guy, in a rat-race, looking for the most effective & direct way to get to the cheese.

    Hey, I’m inspired to tell you a little secret based on your line on hair-loss. One of my major deciding factors to get married was when clump of hair came off my head in a shower…lol. In the end, it turned out to be a false alarm 🙂

    • Thanks Chris for all your comments, they were great, funny and puzzling (what happened with your hair?) Loved the CVS comment!! I take all reward, credit or voter registration cards lol Just thought it was cute to put an actual poll on there to show, hey see how easy it is to represent ourselves?

      • what happened to my hair? hmm, I just saw it as a sign from above, telling me to get married before I became all bald and hideous..lol. Its funny because it all grew right back after I got married. Maybe I was eating too many Hot-Pockets while I was single. My wife is a health nut and I’m not allowed to any of the foods I used to enjoy, when I was a single man 😦

      • Thanks, I’ll definitely check them out. lol@hot pockets!! My money is on them for any hair loss, glowing in the dark or any other ailments that occured while eating those things! Your wife has saved your life!! lol

  3. Thank you Chris, your acknowledgement means a lot. Oh the pressure, I must perform now mustn’t I lol! Friends, please check out Chris as well for great, entertaining and heartwarming blogs:


  4. Enjoying your blog, and nice to meet you. I am a former Cubicle Dweller as well, but due to a series of fortunate events, am blogging fulltime from home. Topics? Alcoholism recovery, parenting teenagers, spirituality and (very) Misc. other things. Keep scribing serenely! 🙂

  5. Dear Dana,
    I really enjoy reading your blog post.. i kind of relate to your writing .
    I am a cubicle as well, from 9 to 5, but a blogger and crochet artist afterwork hours and at the weekend and holiday.

    Yes you are right, blogging really maintain my sanity, after doing all the high stress job.
    Keep writing and sharing your story, will you


    • Ahhh, yes we sound very much alike! Love that you crochet, great to work with your hands after using the head all day : ) Thanks very much, I will and you do the same!!

  6. Acrofobos in acrofobus.wordpress.com, glad with your idea about a really peaceful place…

  7. I can totally relate to what you write in your “About Me.” Coming home after yet another high pressure day at work and finding an outlet doing some blog writing. 🙂

  8. Wandering Voiceless

    Congrats on being FP’d!

  9. Anonymous

    Hi Dana,I have been travelling off and on for a few years and have never blogged or thought I could or was confused how and what to say,lol.Did you get that?I just came across your post and you just gave me all the answers I needed,I sound totally airheaded but as you stated you basically started it as a creative outlet and a way to express yourself.I guess I was so caught up in believing it had to be about famous places ,exotix foods perfect pictures and perfect places/things for only the rich but as I see there are 100’s of thousands bloggers writing about everything and anyting and there are follwers who are interested in everything.So,You have inspired me with your mini bio of self and want to say thanks and keep up the great work.Will op again when I’m up and running,photo and all! Cheers for now!

    • Wow, thanks for your thoughts and honesty. I am humbled by the thought that I inspired you, that means a lot to me. I have been a “writer” since I was about 14 but have had starts and stops and did the same thing you do, put all these conditions on my writing, feared criticism and thought I had to have a polished finished product which then stopped me in my tracks. If you can just let yourself go, write and see where it takes you, write from your own experiences, you will find your voice. I’m still working on that but it’s been an amazing outlet and experience and all the thoughts, phrases and ideas in my head are finding their way to the “written” page. I’ve been overwhelmed by the responses I’ve been getting which has been so validating as well. Thanks so much for reading my post and please email me any time. Good luck, look forward to reading your posts as well.

  10. Bleigh

    “returning to a blank page is invigorating and gets me in touch with my creativity.” – I cannot agree more. Reading this was like reading my thoughts.

  11. I like the idea of your blog! It’s nice to have a place to get away and escape to, if you will.

  12. L.

    It’s the little things in life that are most amusing and are worth writing about – I’m currently writing about all these little things that I encounter living in Shanghai. Very nice blog, looking forward to read more.

    • Definitely, so funny, things I overlooked before or shook off with a “it must just be me” I’m writing about now and I love the way it transforms itself! Hope you are enjoying and I look forward to reading yours!

  13. Hi Dana,
    Loved reading about the cubicle…could relate to it having been a cubicle dweller initially and then moving into the corner office too! But not much joy as it took away more time. So I moved out to make more time for myself and of course the money too :). My writing was also on & off for years…because I did not really want to share it with a lot of world. Then a friend happened to read some of what I had written and encouraged me start blogging. I feel so happy reading about your reason for wanting to blog…:).

    Looking forward to reading more!

    • I have done the same thing, sort of closet writing lol I was afraid to put it out there but this blog has given me much more confidence that’s for sure! I was actually afraid my stuff would be ripped apart but people have been so supportive. I look forward to reading your work as well! Good luck with it and thanks so much for the comment!

      • Stumbled upon your blog one day… it was serendipity I guess… your writing is like a cool breeze on a hot day.. I am following you.. (Aargh! that sounded like I am a stalker! I am not…really!)

      • Wow! What a lovely compliment thank you. Lol@the stalker comment.

  14. I’m new to your blog, but enjoy reading it a lot. I’ve nominated A Serene Scribe for the One Lovely Blog award at http://procrastinationdiaries.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/first-blog-award-ever/ Have a great weekend~

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  16. Hi Dana! I came by to drop off a Liebster Award for you, please collect it at http://rusticrecluse.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/the-liebster-award/ 🙂

  17. Wandering Voiceless

    Hi Dana —

    Didn’t mean to double up on you, but I’ve also nominated you for an Award:
    I have nominated you for an Award! You can check it out at

    You can enjoy it or ignore it. :>

  18. Interesting blog! I found it via the blog Virginia Views.

  19. Dana – I’m happy to have met you virtually and look forward to reading more of your work!

    Also – you won the January Mother Sugar giveaway! Email us at mothersugarcollective@gmail.com to let us/me know what kind of fudge you like and where to send it! 🙂

  20. Dana – pleased to have found your fascinating blog. Looking forward to lots of rewarding here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

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