Sandra Balkema

Born and raised in mid/central Michigan, I've always been drawn to Up North woods and water. And, after many years, I now live in my "tree house" in northern Michigan!

By profession, I'm a teacher and a technical writer /editor. I've had a long-time interest in journals (from the well-known ones by the likes of Samuel Pepys, Anne Frank, and Sylvia Plath, to the travel logs of Christopher Columbus). I'm especially interested in the nature of self-conscious, self-centered writing. Clearly blogs are a genre that continues that tradition.

So... my blog will focus on my living and writing, here, in my tree house.