I’m searching for an alliterative way to explain the many different job titles I have held in my lifetime (a la “I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king…”). I’ve been a church organist, a barmaid, a secretary-clerk, metallurgical technician, mechanical-engineering specialist, a Realtor, a diaper delivery driver/manager, a teacher and a writer (yes, I’m older than Methuselah.)

I wrote a weekly Sunday column for a Midwest newspaper (30,000 circulation) for 4-1/2 years. I referred to the column as being Bombeckesque. Since the publisher decided I didn’t test well (they should have asked Sister Magdalena, my sophomore biology teacher – she could have told them that!) I needed to find a new outlet for my thoughts.

This has become that outlet.

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