I'm a blogger!!

Today, Friday July 21, 2017 starts my new venture as a blogger. Always wanted to but never really knew how. So am I doing what I did when I was in corporate America, using my "hot pen pursuit"approach. When I needed to write a paper, class material or a power point presentation and my mind had nothing but tumbleweeds blowing from ear to ear, I would just take my pen and write. It worked. I promise that I will not bore you with technical contract writing or snoozy healthcare rules and regs..instead I will put on your plate juicy bits of knowledge, whether it be about antique pieces, the cool way metal reacts to heat and what can be done it with it... gem properties, my wondering thoughts for the day and such. But what I really want to is learn from you. I am still a neophyte is this game of jewelry. So much more for me to learn, so I'll spill my filled to the brim brain of ideas, maybes, and can this be done, stuff. I give you all I know over time and anything new I may stumble across. If my head gets stuffed with cotton and I have no words, which is not me, I'll tell you and maybe muse on that for a while. I would like for my blog to be inactive. So grab your gear, tools and whatever and let's start this thing off right.., with a weird question..
Ok for starters...anyone know want a "merkin" is? Let's see who's reading??
As always, hammering away....