If you saw me walking down the street, you’d likely peg me for a typical grandmother. Yes, I’ve got the gray hair, wrinkles, and grandkids. You might assume I spend my days baking fresh cookies from scratch and making doilies, sitting in front of the fireplace in the evenings in my rocker reminiscing about the Good Old Days.
You’d be wrong. The only cookies at my house are Little Debbie Fudge Rounds that come in a box of 12…and I don’t make doilies, nor sit in a rocking chair. I sit in a rolling desk chair in front of one of the 8 active computers in our house (there are five of us and two cats here … that leaves an extra computer for guests…) and make websites. Over the years I’ve made fourteen or so websites, but now focus mostly on writing for my blogs. However… one of my websites, the Field Guide to the Wild World of Religion, has had close to 1 million visitors since I put it up.
Up until recently, I traveled with my husband around the country to give educational and inspirational seminars at a wide variety of venues.
And I most assuredly do not reminisce about the Good Old Days. In fact I spend some of my time writing articles debunking the idea that any of the Old Days were all that good. Including the Fabulous Fifties when I grew up… they were anything but fabulous much of the time, except on sitcoms on TV. Mankind has been a mess for all of recorded history, and every generation has been a mixture of good and bad. I don’t waste time on nostalgia … I live in the now, and hope and work towards better things for the future.
The goal of my websites, and my blogs… including this Ameripics blog…is to offer some insight from my 69 years of experience, study, research, thinking, and dreaming into how mankind has gotten into the messes he’s created throughout history, and share what I am convinced is the path to a Better Way, in every aspect of life, individually and collectively.
I invite you to join me in my trek through America’s past.
(And be sure to check the links on the right hand side of the page to find some of my other blogs.)
Pamela Starr Dewey