Welcome to Wander-Bird

I’m glad you’re here.

Though of course in truth, as I’m writing this, you’re not here.

So this is a time-capsule message written in the assumption that “the future” will arrive and you’ll unstopper the bottle or unscrew the lid of the metal cylinder and find the map of these overland, exploratory flights to be of interest.  Cool.  Welcome!

This blog has gone through a few variations and changes – everything from its title to its tagline has changed, the content wiped away and reinstated. This, it turns out, is part of the process for me – using a blog as a canvas on which I draft, paint, wipe away and start over with ideas in writing.  I like ideas. I like to try on new ones and old ones and mix and match and play with them, to juxtapose them, to find comfortable ones and really sparkly strange ones too.  Maybe they sometimes even match.

I’m not particularly interested in promoting myself as an expert of anything and doubt that I have anything to teach, though I do like to share.  I have nothing to sell.  Someday down the line, that may change but it won’t be an impersonal pitch, it’ll be a celebration.  I might actually become good at something, good enough to let the work earn its way in the world.  But for now, this is just a place to hold ideas up to the light and see how they shine and drape and find the ones that help me, and maybe you, become better at whatever it is we’re doing and have fun while we’re doing it.

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Image source: found on flickr (credited to Kraftwerck), though this photographer might be the actual source…

14 thoughts on “Welcome to Wander-Bird

    1. Me too! It was a last minute find, and looked infinitely better than pics that corresponded to “time capsule” 🙂

  1. Congratulations on your new blog. I love your pictures….and the way they change. How did you do that? I wondered if it were possible. Now I know. In fact, I spent a few minutes going back and forth from your home page to your blog page just to see what pictures you had in store! Nifty feature.

    1. Hi Janice, it may depend on your template, but I just go through my Dashboard to “Appearance” then “Header.” It allows me to upload my own photos (which I did) and then select random so that they change whenever the page is refreshed. You could also upload pics that have creative commons license or are otherwise free for use…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi Wendy, due to the site-update, I got a whole row of messages informing me of new blogposts on your site. I’m glad I did. I’ve been so busy lately, I completely lost sight of my friends. I hope you, your husband and the “kids” are well. Cat

    1. Hi Cat!

      I’m sorry about that – I feared it would happen since I had removed nearly everything some weeks back and am only just now figuring out what I want to put back up. So you’re getting full access to the chaos of my waffling mind.

      We’re all good – summer was really short (as you know) and I had the fortune of a week to myself to work on writing (still drafting GOTS). I know you’ve been busy – an inspiration for sure, and I didn’t take it badly at all to not have you check in via the blog. After all it was on hiatus. 🙂

      1. oh and I should warn you, you’ll get more updates as I re-approve stuff from the archive. A hassle for sure, but I’m glad that I only have something like 2 subscribers… 🙂

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