Heaven was first grade when we got to use pens with nibs,ink pots and blotting paper. Since then I've been in love with words. Writing down my thoughts helps me to make sense of them. Blogging keeps them all in one place. Besides, I might not live forever. These "Chronicles" will help me sort the chaos in my head into some coherent thoughts, memories and stories which may, or may not, be of interest to anyone but myself. And, with a little bit of luck, to the odd passerby.