So you’re curious about Pied Type, eh? Well, for starters, “pied type” is printer’s jargon for loose type that has been spilled or tossed into a heap. I thought it the perfect title for a blog created by throwing together several older ones. (Maintaining multiple blogs was a lot of work!) As a result the only common theme or topic you’ll find here is my opinion. And that’s always subject to change.
I do this because I’m a retired editor who just can’t let go. I’m doing the things I’ve always loved doing — writing, editing, designing, publishing. I worked in print publishing for thirty years, the last fifteen as managing editor of a medical journal (good fit for me, a doctor’s kid). And I’ve been publishing on the internet since 1995.
In 2005, having reluctantly conceded retirement a few years earlier, I moved to Denver (or more specifically, the suburb of Thornton). I still don’t have that place in the mountains that I’ve always dreamed of, but I’m a lot closer than I was in Oklahoma City where I grew up and lived most of my life.
These days I enjoy publishing this blog (now with more than 2,800 posts), tweaking its design, and writing about whatever is on my mind. Current events, politics, the environment, random musings, etc. A bit of everything. You’ll find that among other things I’m a registered unaffiliated voter — liberal on some issues, conservative on others. I’m also a gamer, grandmother, introvert, and atheist.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you’re inclined to leave. I really look forward to those conversations. And remember, you can always use the contact form if you want to reach me privately.
• Photos of actual pied type here and here.
• My red avatar/blavatar/gravatar is an asterisk, inspired by a love of typography.
• I revise this page occasionally, so some of the comments below may refer to earlier content.