When I discover a new blog I like, then ‘About’ is usually one of the first things I check out. I want to know a bit about the author to understand the background of the writing. However, I have a tendency to delete my own ‘About’ content because I end up feeling that it conveys a misleading impression, so let’s see how long this one survives.
This blog is basically a collection of essays I write about topics of interest to me. Areas of particular personal relevance include social and sensory perception, psychology and sociology, employment difficulties, self-employment, communication and animal behaviour. See the index or the topic cloud in the side bar for an overview.
And for those who like to segment blog authors according to demographic data, then I can say that I’m a Scandinavian immigrant in Australia, married, female, in my 40′s, well educated, and somewhat underemployed. I have worked in a variety of basic job roles in a variety of industries including hospitality, electronics manufacturing, health care and farming. I am prone to outbreaks of enthusiasm, obsessive research and creative ideas. Everything I write about takes place on this fascinating rock:
from a safe distance of over 6 billion km
(‘A pale blue dot’).
Existing feels weird, and I am yet to reach a point where I take it for granted or stop speculating about what it is all about and what I am supposed to do with it. I am also in a continuous process of learning the rules for social interaction and their implications and what they tell me about the hidden dynamics of the world. And many other puzzling aspects that I occasionally write about when I can find suitable words to dress up my thoughts in.
I blog anonymously and would like to keep it that way, so I don’t share the content of this blog with people I know offline. I kindly ask, if you do know me, to please keep my real name out of it. Thank you.