But I was tagged by Paul of Cookies Etc., for a meme in which I must take each letter of my name and reveal something for that letter. In my case, this could be a bit monotonous.
M is for Madison I spent a good part of my adult life in Madison, Wis., where I went to college and worked until a week or so before I got married. That was in the 1980s, when Madison was moving from a city where traces of the 1950s and 60s were still visible to a growing metropolitan area with sprawl and big box stores. I watched the city become transformed, and was not always pleased with what I saw.
I is for Imagination I was blessed with two imaginative parents who honeymooned for three weeks in New England. (My mother assures me that while she recalls staying at an inn where George Washington allegedly slept, I was conceived at home in Michigan.) My mother is a stylish woman who once painted and dabbled in other creative endeavors. My father was a history buff and book lover. Lucky me!
M is for Mystery I enjoy a good book of any kind, and I always have 1-3 in progress at any given time. But nothing relaxes me like a mystery, especially one that has some layers and is not too silly (as some of the so-called cozy mysteries can be). I have a few in my own life, a handful experiences I am unable explain. There us much we cannot understand in this world.
I is for Immigrant I majored in journalism and history at the UW, and was especially interested in immigration history. I may have noted in the past that I heard French spoken at home and knew I was French before I knew what it was to be American. I have always grown up with a sense of that, even though all my ancestors left Europe between 1690 and 1890.
Now I get to tag four people, one for each letter. I am going to pick on fellow midwesterners. Here goes:
Participate if you like! And choose one more person for every letter in your name.