Who I Am

At Ease in the Philosopher’s Chair ~ Lost Maples Country Store, Vanderpool, Texas (For more about those philosophers, see my post titled “Plato’s Front Porch“)

When I first joined a website in 2005, the need to choose a user name left me feeling perplexed. I’d had a hard enough time naming my cat; choosing a name for myself was even more difficult.  Finally, I settled on shoreacres: a name that joined my love of the ocean with my affection for the Texas hill country.

Today, that name endures, although I’m also known online by my given name. Some day, I may change my public name on WordPress to Linda Leinen, but for now, either will do.

For a fuller biography, contact information, some favorite quotations, and a few tidbits about my preferences in life, click here to be taken to my author’s page at The Task at Hand., where I’ll continue to do my writing.

Photography is a new venture for me, and I have much to learn. On the other hand, I’ve already learned how much enjoyment it can offer. 

For those who are interested, I’m a Canon user. My Rebel T6s now has three lenses: an  EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5/6 IS standard zoom lens, an EF 70-300mm  f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens, and an EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens. Some day, I hope to grow into them.

Comments  always are welcome.

4 thoughts on “Who I Am

  1. Hi Linda,
    Nice to meet you here and I think it is an exciting idea to have two sites, one for writing and one for photography.I see your blogging journey started the year I returned to Health Visiting practice after a period of sickness.
    I am taking a blogging break to pick up my daily journalling practice to enable me to ground myself after what seems a turbulent few months.
    Take care.

  2. Hi Linda,
    I was swapping comments with Steve Gingold when your Shore Acres handle came up – triggered by a post I wrote featuring a state park also named Shore Acres. He had assumed that we were acquainted as he noticed we seem to be commenting in a lot of the same blogs. I too have noticed your moniker.

    I got the feeling the universe was telling me to check out your blog(s), since we seem to have common interests. I’m going to follow this one, as I’ve always been into photography while writing is a newer challenge. Looking good so far, and I look forward to seeing more.

    1. It’s interesting that you know of a park named Shore Acres, Dave. There’s a very small town just up the road from me that’s also named Shoreacres, and every now and then someone lands here because they’re looking up the last town council meeting, or the new recycling regulations.

      I chose Shoreacres long, long ago, when I’d just started blogging on the Weather Underground site — even before coming to WordPress. If I’d known then what I know now, I would have used my name, but we all were a little paranoid fifteen years ago, and still had quaint notions about maintaining online privacy. ‘Shoreacres’ does combine my love of the water and my love of the Texas hill country, so I guess I’ll keep it.

      I’m happy to have met you, at last. I’ve seen you around more, recently, and had been meaning to stop by again and see what you’ve been up to. I will say that the line between my writing and photography isn’t so clearcut any more, since I’ve begun doing more travel and nature writing at The Task at Hand. But it’s easy to spot those blog posts, since there are lots of photos.

      Things are a little chaotic right now, because I’m preparing to move to a new place December 1. Between work and packing, creativity is at a premium, but eventually I’ll be back to my routines — and I’m looking forward to that, believe me.

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