My name is Ellen; welcome to my blog. I live in the Bluegrass, think about a lot of different things, and live life as best I can and with as much integrity as I can muster.

The things I like are cooking, shoes, children and my husband. Not necessarily in that order, you understand. It depends on the day.

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I’ve been a writer all my life. I tell other people’s stories better than my own but since I don’t get out much, I’m stuck with the material close at hand, which is mostly me. My children provide pretty good fodder, so you’ll read about them quite a bit. Maintaining a husband is a lively business as well; it helps that he’s a good sport when I choose to exploit his foibles to relieve the tedium of blathering about my own.

Curious about the name of this blog? Read about it here.

Header image: Noon – Rest from Work (after Millet), Vincent Van Gogh, 1890. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Ellen, where is “the Bluegrass”? Is there a geographic location somewhere out there, or do you just live in music, as I do? I came across your post because I’m a musician who mixes country and surf (and a little blue grass and everything else), and during a google search, somehow got here! Strange…

  2. Ellen,

    It looks like you have a wonderful family. It’s been fun looking at your website and reading a little about your life.

    Trassie is so cute . . . . and I know Tras is a great father.

    God bless,

    Mary Kay

    1. Hello,
      New to this blog; I found it while researching a painting I picked up at an auction called (drum roll please) “The Hung Jury”. It now sits on my wall awaiting a new home…
      Warm Regards,

  3. Ellen, Wow! You are an awesome writer and I love your humor! The spider curiousity is in force here in the Centennial State as well. Brad’s grandpa used to tell him if the spiders were spinning thick webs early, it was going to be a long, long winter. I hope that includes snow. Take care cousin!

  4. Ellen, you don’t know me but I worked at KET for five years after my retirement from IBM. Tras and I became acquainted because I worked on computers in Distance Learning. Please tell Tras to check his Facebook page for a “friend request” from me. PS: You and I have a few “mutual friends” in Deborah, Jane and Sheri. Thanks and happy writing!

  5. Hi Ellen, I stumbled on your blog when trying to research a print I recently found. I was touched by your story and was wondering if you are still looking for The Hung Jury?

  6. I have found a framed copy of The Hung Jury 09 It is yours if you’d like it.
    It is Sept 2014. I will hold it as long as I can. Room here can become an issue… It will be more for sentimental value than anything else as it has minor water damage on the white border, but the print itself is awesome! Glad to know your story that goes along with it…
    Thanks! Karen
    PS remind me that I put it in my back attic! 🙂

    1. Hello Karen,Thank you for the tag. I still have my copy of the Hung Jury; PLEASE let me know if you have a buyer, as I’d be happy to part with mine too! A good day to you, and hope you are well, Mark

      Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:58:59 +0000 To: mark_mbvp@msn.com

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