I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
April 29, 2016 at 12:05 am
The irony of loving animals, your pets, and other people’s pets is allergies. I found if I always washed my hands after petting cats/dogs life was a great deal easier because my hands never got near my face and made my allergies act up. The best though is a medication for asthma/allergies called ‘the singular.’ Ask your doctor about it. I know we hate to take pills, especially if we’re on others, but this one helped me a lot, sleeping better too,
April 29, 2016 at 2:12 am
Thank you for this suggestion! I’m not familiar with the medication, and now I can ask my doctor about it. I try to keep my hands washed. And my face; dogs lick. I do take pills, but I wouldn’t mind another pill that helped with this. Thank you, again!
April 29, 2016 at 7:26 am
Oh… why does the two pets don’t offer real hugs? 😀 😀 😀 nonetheless, may your allergies be healed. 😀
April 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm
Thank you–the irony of loving pets and having allergies is hard. The dogs I’m caring for now show their affection through licks and happy snorts and tails that wag like fast windshield blades. The one dog I’ve care for is the only one I’ve known to put his arms around my shoulders and squeeze. I am impressed.