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.