Self-described flâneuse, artist, traveler, educator, new blogger.
In summer 2011 I was fortunate enough to spend a month in the Middle East for my work, and at that time, I created my first blog. While I was initially concerned about how blogging would change my approach to lived experiences (more on this here), in the end I really enjoyed having a space to share some of the thoughts that often swirl through my brain when reading a great book, exploring a new city, making or looking at art, and so on.
Since my return to the States, I had been toying with the idea of starting a new blog, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it, since I knew the frequency would be far less (perhaps weekly rather than daily posts) and there wouldn’t be one central theme to tie into. After closing out my Qatar blog with a final post on my wandering approach to travel and life, I realized it didn’t need to be so rigidly defined – I could just keep literally and figuratively wandering around life!
Shortly after deciding to launch this new blog, I was driving through a part of town I don’t generally frequent, trying to brainstorm ideas for a clever title that would really reflect my approach…when I literally “got a sign” about what to call it and how to frame it: Ramble Lane. (Lexically perfect – Ramble Road or Ramble Street wouldn’t have been nearly as satisfying.) As a person giving to rambling in both the physical and the verbal sense, there couldn’t be a better way to describe what I will write about…and how.