Welcome to my blog. As one for whom words and communication are important, I will welcome your comments and observations. Feel free to join in at any time.
On my blog, I will be writing on subjects of interest to me including recording family history in story form as well as the process of my research. This will be a forum where I can share photographs and copies of documentation I have found, as well as details of trips to research locations. Although I began my genealogical research as support staff for my daughter’s excellent research efforts, I have branched out to doing a lot of the research on the paternal side of my family. Kay has done most of the work on the maternal side as well as the work on her paternal lines and those of her husband’s family. For more detailed genealogical information, check out both her website and blog, which are linked on my home page.
As to my background, I have a degree in opera performance with minors in psychology and English. I had the opportunity to sing with a small opera company for twenty years, singing major roles in such diverse operas as Hansel and Gretel, Cosi fan tutti, Don Giovanni, Sister Angelica, Barber of Seville, The Mikado, and The Gondoliers as well as operas written specifically for our company to perform for children – Little Red Ridinghood, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Although I am a deeply spiritual woman and much of my writing will reflect that aspect of me, for the most part, spiritual or reflective blogging will be published on my other blog, Notes from Life’s Journey. Although I participate actively within the framework of a traditional Christian church, I chose to characterize myself as spiritual rather than religious. That choice was made due to my understanding of religion as an organized system designed to bring people into alignment with God [or whatever name the participant uses for deity]. I believe the Christian tradition is not so much about a religious system that leads us to God, but is about God reaching out to us. The best expression of this concept came from a book I read many years ago written by Friz Ridenour called “How to be a Christian Without Being Religious.”
I enjoy words, whether they are written, spoken, sung or exchanged conversationally. I practice my love of words in a small business I call Words for the Wise in which I type, transcribe, proofread and edit words for my clients. I can be contacted at dmbr622 at gmail.