Marianne Richmond

"Marianne Richmond"My favorite saying: Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird. ~ Anne Lamott

We tend to write our bios for specific situations…we need a business bio for our blog so we write about our professional self. We need a bio for a new business presentation and we might take that professional bio and highlight things most relevant to the potential client’s business. Then there are the more personal bios for various situations, such as the class reunion, the volunteer group, the book club…but here we are mother, dog owner, book lover; still defined by the situation that required the bio.

The basic facts don’t change of course, just the way we tell the story.  And so here I am writing a bio for All The Single Girlfriends and quite frankly, I have been procrastinating. This is different, isn’t it? Because this bio is on a site where the specific situation is life and how we are defining ourselves as we live it….and so the way that I see this bio is maybe the prologue and the posts that I am going to write will be chapters in this ongoing story of my life after 40 (waaaay after 40) with style and denial.

When I think about my life as a LIFE I typically look at it as periods of time tied to an event, the befores and the afters. For instance, before the kids were born or after the kids were born; or before we lived in Florida or after we moved back to St. Louis.

I recently had some of the home movies that my parents took of my childhood converted and put on my hard drive. Unfortunately many of them have not withstood time very well but it has been an amazing experience from many respects. They have the ability to transport me back to many moments of my childhood…some of which I have very strong memories of and some that I cannot remember at all but yet can feel as I watch.  I am now in the process of trying to restore edit them,  which will probably be a many year project but in the meantime I have been making some shorter videos. I am including this one below as part of my bio.

I am so looking forward to traveling down the rest of this road right here, out loud on All The Single Girlfriends and listening to and discussing all of the various ways each of us makes sense of the journey. And in writing as well as life I have learned so far, it is best to take it “bird by bird.”

Other than right here, I can be found on Twittter, Facebook, Resonance Partnership Blog.

I hope you will enjoy reading my posts on All The Single Girlfriends.

My Unforgettable Mother

I wrote the post below in October 2008 and as I tried t […]

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The Royal Wedding Fairytale

When we first discussed the idea of an All the Single G […]

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

When I lived in New York City a lifetime ago, summer we […]

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Corn Dogs!

Like Tani, feeding people has been a part of my life th […]

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Cutting the Cord

Yes, apparently that’s the term for canceling cab […]

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Recycling Valentine’s Day

So, another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Ma […]

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The It’s Not DiGoirno…… OR Delivery, It’s Actually Good Pizza Recipe

I used to watch cable news incessantly…maybe obse […]

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