about

I’m Lorie. I have had this blog for a really long time, since before blogging was a thing and we all had “online diaries” and resisted the idea of even calling them blogs, like “blogs” are lists of links to other things and we are way more thoughtful and reflective and whatever, turn and face the strange.  Now they’re all blogs, except blogging died for a minute but might be back.  I don’t even know.  I’ve been away for a while.

When I started this thing I was in my early 20s, recently out of college, single, living with my parents and three sisters, and had a little too much time on my hands.  Life has changed a lot in the intervening years.  I’m married now, living in the Nashville area with my most excellent husband, my most excellent dog, and my most(ly) excellent cats.  I’m a stepmom to two wonderful girls.  I’m employed but I don’t write about work much or even connect to my coworkers via social media because boundaries.  Plus, I’m easy to find.

All this next stuff has been on my “about” page since time immemorial, but is really all still true:

I know more than I used to know, less than I will know, and nowhere near all there is to know. I can’t tell you much, if anything, here that someone else can’t do better. I am not an expert in anything except what it’s like to be me, and I’m not entirely sure I have that figured out yet either.

I tell stories. That’s really the point. Almost all of them are almost entirely true.

I’d love to hear from you if you’re reading. Please leave a comment or hit me up on ye olde email: lorie at loriestories.  Thank you for visiting!