About Pied Type

In the printing industry, “pied” type is letterpress type that has been tossed or spilled into a jumble. It seemed the perfect name for a blog created by an old editor whose jumble of topics emanates from a similarly jumbled mind. Current events, politics, the environment, random musings, etc. For better or worse, you never know what you’ll find here.

Before retiring, I worked in print publishing for thirty years, mostly in Oklahoma City where I grew up; half of those working years were spent as managing editor of a medical journal (nice gig for a doctor’s kid in love with publishing). And I’ve had a website of one kind or another since 1995. These days I enjoy publishing this blog and writing about whatever is on my mind. It satisfies my creative urges and keeps me out of trouble.

For the record, I now live in Thornton, Colo., 20 miles north of downtown Denver, and am a registered Unaffiliated (UNA) voter, grandmother of two, shy introvert, secular humanist, serious gamer, and servant to a cat named Rowdy.

(My apologies for any disordered posts you find. When I change themes — the last time was March 30, 2022 — it can disrupt the 3,700 or so posts that predate the change. I’m disinclined to go back and rework each of them individually.)

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