Welcome to my blog. I have no idea what I intend to blog about or who my intended audience will be, but I have a theme and a title, so here goes. I guess I could begin by explaining the title of my blog– Soft Pink Center. The other morning while driving to school, I came upon a bumper sticker on the car in front of me that appeared to read “soft pink center.” I say appeared to read because, if you spend any amount of time around me, you know I don’t see as well as I used to and I don’t wear glasses as often as I probably should if I wanted to see things as they actually are. Upon closer scrutiny, I determined that this bumper sticker actually read something closer to ‘south pine center.’ Too late, though, the phrase soft pink center was already in my head. I thought this would be an intriguing title for a novel, a story, or a collection of stories, so when I got to school, I jotted it down in the little journal I carry around in my purse. I thought about multiple meanings of this phrase and how it could be descriptive. What kinds of things have a soft pink center… women of course, steaks cooked medium, chocolate-dipped strawberry buttercreams… and quickly decided that a soft pink center implies something hidden and delicious, perhaps forbidden. I knew I could do lots with that title, and it did have me thinking for days. And so today, when I needed to give my blog a name, it came back to me and seemed perfect for this blog that might be shared only with a few and will hopefully be satisfying for some, or at least for me.