Hello there, my name is Susan.

So you want to know a little bit about me?

I've spent the last 25 years as the mother
of homeschoolers, teaching my kids to be self-motivated, independent learners. And I practiced what I preached by continuously learning new skills and writing every day.

I started blogging around 2006 about my experiences as a homeschool parent with a simple Wordpress.com website. It was a convenient way for me to share my experiences with other parents.

My kids have graduated, but I continue to write about things that interest me. Scenescape Media is an online magazine where I’m exploring how cultural literacy can help us share what we have in common while celebrating diversity and multiculturalism. Common knowledge and a shared vocabulary enables communication, and lays the foundation for understanding our differences.

And what we have in common is our love of stories. Books, movies, and television have become the touchstones of modern culture. Everyone knows “Feel the Force, Luke” and “If you build it, they will come.” These stories have created a secret handshake of sorts, and people from every walk of life gather for conventions that celebrate fandoms from board games to literary and movie genres.

Shared stories help us forget our differences, and remember that no matter your ethnicity, gender, or social status, we know how it feels to love and be loved; we understand the pain of loss and betrayal; we long for the comfort of companionship.

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