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Introduction for Marilisa

Call me Mar. How's that for a pithy opener? Hey, it worked for Melville's "Moby Dick," right? Pronounced "mare"--it's short for Marilisa (said like "Mary Lisa") Yes, it's unusual and yes, it's my real name, invented by my grandmother. My married surname is unique too, at least stateside: Sachteleben. In the old country--Germany--it's more common, I'm told. I like to think of myself as unique, too (don't we all?)

Starting with the fact that I've been happily married to the same guy for almost 28 years. We're told longevity like that's rare these days. My occupation is off the beaten path--an self-made hybrid of teaching and freelancing. Before kids, I taught general and special education, then took time off to raise and homeschool our four children. In 1993, that was VERY different! Returning to the job scene, I couldn't find a full-time teaching position. So I turned my hand to writing articles on education, food, parenting, holidays, crafts, religion, health and blogging them. I'm the archetype manic blogger, with 55 niche sites at present! What began as a freelancing experiment in 2005 has grown to sustainable income that allowed me to write full-time in 2010.

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Kent_123 wrote on October 16, 2014, 2:14 AM

Hi, Marilisa, welcome to persona paper, glad to follow you...waiting for your next posting...

Ruby3881 wrote on October 16, 2014, 3:00 AM

I'm so pleased you joined us here, Mar! It looks like maybe your post got cut off, but it's a great intro anyway. 55 blogs? I'm in awe!

ashuli wrote on October 16, 2014, 3:02 AM

Hi Mar ! I am happy to start following you to read all of your new posts and know more about you through your writings... :)

Ldyjarhead wrote on October 16, 2014, 4:41 PM

And the gang's all here! I hope you can find a new home here for some of your YCN stuff. I was following something the other day from one of your blogs and of course it brought me to a dead link. :(

Kasman wrote on October 16, 2014, 4:50 PM

Welcome to Persona Paper - whatever you like to be called! :)

Feisty56 wrote on October 16, 2014, 11:08 PM

Welcome to the community at Persona Paper. I am wondering...with 55 blogs, do you sleep at night? It boggles my mind. It's a great group here as you'll soon learn for yourself. I wish you the best of success.

somedsatisfied wrote on October 18, 2014, 6:59 PM

Hey Mar, of course it is a pleasure to see you here and I look forward to reading your posts. :)

Cherokee wrote on October 18, 2014, 7:28 PM

Hi, Mar! How the heck do you manage 55 blogs? I wish I had the time to do that. So many different ideas that I have. They much keep you very busy.

idyll wrote on October 20, 2014, 4:53 AM

nice to meet you here. you are a lucky woman who have 28 years of successful marriage life...keep it up :)

BarbRad wrote on November 3, 2014, 2:52 AM

Sounds like you'll have a lot of interesting niche topics to write about here, as well. I also taught others before teaching my own children. But we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this year, so we've also set somewhat of a record for this day and age. Glad you joined Persona Paper.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 13, 2015, 4:47 PM

Hi, it is nice to meet you here. I hope to read more of your posts you write here and interact with them.

JohnRoberts wrote on December 25, 2015, 10:30 AM

Obviously you were two posts and done here at PP and never returned to give PP a fair chance with more posts.