Do come in, make yourself at home, and join the conversation, please. I like conversation, I like to connect, but I’m very introvert and sometimes just too shy to go and comment on your posts. That shouldn’t prevent you from commenting on mine if you find something you’d like to talk about. Let’s chat!
That said, you probably came to this page to find out about the Why, What, and Who of this blog, right?
I like to chat, but I often am very busy. I found that blogging regularly can be quite demanding on time and energy. And, over time, I found that I’m not really a blogger. I’m not comfortable sharing too many personal stories, I don’t have any special skills I want to share, I’m neither stylish nor special, and overall, my life is good, but too boring to write about. I do like to write though, and this blog has become my incentive to write regularly, especially by participating in the Friday Fictioneers group.
Most of the time, my posts will be informal and conversational. The blog contains flash fiction, some short stories, and a few personal posts, mostly about my pets. I used to go wild on MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, but as much fun as they are, I want to write more, therefore the courses are on hiatus for now. That may change…
I’m a “Jack of all trades and master of nothing” — interested in everything, but for most topics my knowledge isn’t as thorough as I would wish.
Gah or GaH or GaH Learner is my handle in the wild world of social networking since I am paranoid and don’t like to share my real name on the web other than for professional reasons. It is an abbreviation of my real name. My first name is Gabriele. I’ve had an internet stalker once, and have no wish to repeat that experience.
I love to read, my favourite genres are Fantasy and Science Fiction, but I mostly read everything friends recommend. Sadly, there’s less and less time for reading. I love to visit museums, art, sculpture, history, natural history, you name it. I love science. I also dabble in drawing, crafting, anything creative except for music. I can’t hold a tune, don’t play any instruments and know little about music in general. But I like to listen. Depending on my mood, this would be Classical music or Rock music with a bit of Pop thrown in here or there. I don’t do genres, I go by what I like, which is mostly the music from my youth: the sixties and seventies — which shows my age.
All the header images come from Pixabay and are Creative Commons CC0.