I am pro-first person, anti-third person when writing an About page. I just thought you should know.

I’m a writer. Formerly, I worked as a journalist writing features and some news. Then I became a freelancer writing about anything and everything. Then I narrowed my focus to the arts, commentary, and essays.

Now, I’m mostly a creative writer, an avid list maker, and an exuberant email creator (I list the latter because apparently that makes me old school).

When I’m not writing, I like to read, take pictures (and forever practice my composition skills), watch Jeopardy!, sing, buy volumes of notebooks I’ll never be able to fill, bake, engage in robust conversation, and take classes for fun. Of course, with COVID-19 restrictions, the classes are all online. Don’t tell anybody, but I actually like that, a lot.

Some of my favorite articles and essays live on the By TLJ page. I still occasionally write and submit essays around town and beyond. If they’re published, they’ll show up on that page, too. Otherwise, it’s a tiny museum to some of the work I’ve done in the past.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy your stay and your day. Wash your hands! Wear your mask!

May your world and your heart be filled with peace.