Welcome to Muttering Fool. I’m Suzy Pietras-Smith, 46, journalist, photographer, fat, feminist, cancer survivor, weird, tattooed, aunt, and wife.

I started this site in 1999 on Geocities before moving to my own domain in 2000.

I live in the town of Colonial Beach, Virginia with my husband of  almost  23 years, Tony. We have no kids of our own, but have a baker’s dozen of niblings that we spoil rotten at any chance

Over the past 10 years I have worked as a journalist for the local weekly paper with a focus on politics and local government.  That is just a tip of the iceberg as I write, photograph, and do so much more nowadays. I still love what I do even as the environment for journalists has become so hostile in the USA.

I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, clear type, in 2008. One nephrectomy later I was a survivor. I am also disabled due to some muscle and bone issues as well as having lymphedema from the cancer.

There is so much more to me than what I encapsulate here. I also have a photography and news site at Colonial Beach Free Press.com. 

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Suzy, my God it has been years but I do remember you from school(class of 95), I came across your blog in the weirdest way from a Wikipedia page..anyway long story short your blog is amazing and I myself am trying my hand in this blog world, hopefully you can share a few tips It would be most appreciated, Continue the great work!!!

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