I'm just an old mom, really, and a mutt. Alpha bitch in my pack (Please don't tell the dog!) I'm descended from the Cunniffs of County Meath, Ireland (hence the Black Hound,) several people involved in the Salem witch trials, A POW during the Revolutionary War, an Italian witch doctor, and a convicted cattle rustler. That I know of.
I have a husband that I'll keep, thank-you-very-much, and a son in the Marine Corps. Cats, dogs, and a dumpy little house in the country, with several acres and a pond. I drive a bookmobile for a living, but I've had several varied mom-jobs throughout the last 18 years. I think I'll stick with the library until I retire. My politics are moderate, with libertarian leanings. I'm a cop supporter (Dad, sister) and although I support the military, I have no use for the current war. I own guns and support gun rights. I also support sensible animal advocacy; I'm a volunteer transporter for rescued dogs. I despise what passes for news on television, especially Fox. (It reminds me of my little brother when he was young - he thought the best way to win an argument was to say any dumb thing that popped into his head, and to keep saying it, as loudly as possible.)
I try to make a habit of researching (and of course validating) my opinions before I put them up for public scrutiny/ridicule, since I hate to be wrong. My favorite question is, "Why?" My BS detector works pretty well, and I think red herrings smell pretty rank. Nothing puts me to sleep faster than smug plodding prose.
There. My first blog post. It'll do.