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
June 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm
Very sad Christopher. Too many natural disasters I think. Liked how you fit the greek gods in, as if they should have mercy.
June 28, 2016 at 12:39 am
Thank you, Mandi. The ancient Greeks had gods for so many parts of life, so they often come to mind.
June 28, 2016 at 7:14 am
WOW! That power is so powerful and the theme is really sad. There are 7 Filipino students in Virginia when it happened but thank God they are all safe. My heart goes to them. ❤ Nature can be beautiful and deathly when angered.
June 29, 2016 at 3:36 pm
I’m relieved to hear the Filipino students are safe. You’re right. Nature can be either splendid or scary. Or both.
June 30, 2016 at 1:52 am
Yeah. It transforms!
June 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm
What a thrill of words!! I love Greek mythology and you my dear friend, have painted such a masterpiece here.
Off to read it again! 🙂
June 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Goodness, thank you! Dajena, you’re a true pal! I’m happy you like Greek mythology, too. It’s so complex; it seems there’s a god for everything. Maybe a god of blogs. Hermes? And, I don’t know, when I try to gain a sense of what others are experiencing–tragic forces, here–I usually can’t help but think of mythological or folkloric equivalents. Again, thank you!
June 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm
Ahahaha, Hermes! 🙂 🙂 Maybe 🙂
You are welcome dear friend!
Blessings to you!