First, a definition. “Pied type” is printer’s jargon for loose type that has been spilled into an unsorted heap. I thought it the perfect title for a blog created by an old editor dumping several unrelated blogs into one. (Maintaining multiple blogs was a lot of work!) Then of course there’s my hodgepodge of subject matter and opinions, completely violating the rules of good blogging (focus on one subject).
Yes, I’m a retired editor. I worked in print publishing for thirty years, fifteen of them 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 I moved to Thornton, Colorado (north Denver). 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 (more than 3,000 posts since 2002) and writing about whatever is on my mind. Current events, politics, the environment, random musings, etc. You’ll find that among other things I’m a registered Unaffiliated voter — liberal on some issues, conservative on others, and subject to change. I’m also a gamer, grandmother, introvert, atheist, and cancer survivor (see my other blog, Cancer: Curves Ahead).