I started this blog in 2012 when I happened upon an atrocious review of my beloved Salmon, Idaho. The first post was my attempt at introducing readers to our hometown. Over the next few years, I made observations about this place, my family, our travels, our music…anything that I felt could benefit from just a touch of sarcasm.
I got lazy in the last few years and I rarely posted anything. And then, in May 2018, for my 50th birthday, I got Stage 3 breast cancer, which is not at all what I had asked for. I took a big break from the blog because I was having a hard time finding the humor in a lot of things. I wrote in my journal, mostly to help me keep track of the days until I was done with chemo, then done with surgery, then back home from radiation. And it was almost never funny.
Eighteen months later, I’m alive and very well. I am humbled, extraordinarily grateful, and still a little bit sarcastic. But I’m also changed profoundly, and I don’t know what that means for the writing. Thanks for your patience as we find out together.
What I can assure you is I’m still a small town girl (Podunk) who lives in a small town place (also Podunk) that just so happens to be Paradise.