This blog is named in honor of the Wertis. It may involve cats but it is not going to be a blog about cats. I have started this blog as a way to do more writing (that isn’t work email) (and where I can use punctuation and sentence structure as I please) and to record my life as a neophyte in suburbia and as a somewhat newly repatriated American (July 2009) and because in my work I need to be able to help and advise with things like blogs so I need some place to practice and try things out. And because, as a lapsed fiction writer, I like the sense of having an audience. Whether or not it exists. I know Americans blog like crazy when they leave the country but how many do it on their return? Probably lots! And I need somewhere to post all the pictures I take out the car window.