For me, writing an About Me page is always the hardest part of any blog. What do I put in? What do I leave out? Do I mention the fact that I’m a woman married to another woman, but that neither one of us considers ourselves to be lesbians…or the idea that explaining why not is worthy of at least one post of its own?
Oh, I know! How about despite the fact that I was raised in a very devout Lutheran household–or perhaps because of it–I’m now an atheist? Or that I spend some of my free time volunteering at the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley here in Rochester–even though I’m not gay?
See? There’s so many things I have to decide. But I always think it’s better to tell you too much than too little; after all, the more you know about me, the better you’ll be able to understand where I’m coming from, right?
After all, Eric Burdon was right all those years ago when he sang,
“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good;
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood!”
I mean well, really I do.
It’s important. Yours and mine. So if you ever post a comment–positive or negative–I won’t make your email address public. And if you post a comment or a reply and ask me to keep your name a secret from the public, I’ll do that, too. I won’t even keep a copy of it myself.