Thank you for asking! Gosh, here’s where it can sound like I’m writing a dating profile. I will do my best to stay away from that.
My mother named me “Deborah Anne”, and my friends call me Deborah. (No “Debbie” for me, thank you very much!) I live in Orange Park, Florida and have been practicing law for 36+ years. And let me be quick to add – I am a “public interest” lawyer. For 25 years I worked for a non-profit, representing the poor and the underrepresented, including children. Now I work for the State of Florida, still trying to make a difference at the Dept. of Children & Families. I have a very strong sense of social justice. I’m sure that came from being raised Catholic.
I am excited about my upcoming Camino, and will use this space as my personal journal. But so many of my friends and colleagues have expressed surprise that I am undertaking this journey solo, as well as envy, that I decided to share this journey with you.
At least for the time being, I will focus on the Camino and my reflections relating to the journey. I will do my best to stay away from the politics of the 2016 elections, not because I don’t care, but because I need to distance myself from such negativity. I am sure that I will continue to think about, and therefore to write about, issues of social justice, the politics of poverty, and . . . food. Yes, food is my hobby: shopping for it, cooking it, eating it, and the politics of it. Perhaps you will read, at some point, about the ways in which food is a theme in my family, as well.
Along the Way, I will do my best to eat well, and to share that with you. I’ll discuss the wines of the regions and the local and national dishes. This blog will go from the ridiculous to the sublime, from the everyday to the spiritual, as I put one foot in front of the other.