Thank you for reading “It’s As Simple As That” – an informational website devoted to a variety of topics: food, innovative products, books, culture, education, travel, and life experiences. I only write about topics or products I am familiar with and I don’t accept advertising.
The products I write about have been purchased – not given to me – and I don’t receive anything from vendors whose products I endorse. There are so many small businesses making excellent products and so I pass along this information.
Food is fabulous and since it’s such a big part of all our lives, the making, eating, and enjoyment of food is of endless interest to me – especially when the making part isn’t complicated. With a family of diverse preferences – a husband known as carnivore man, a vegan daughter, and vegetarian me – there is always something interesting going on in the kitchen.
Books of all types - fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children’s - are a passion of mine. There are so many talented writers who have written exceptional books and because there are few things I enjoy more than a great book and having the time to read, I can’t help but write about books.
Traveling is an adventure and after spending nearly a decade living in Europe, many people asked me what to see and do,and so I pass along the information I learned – primarily what to see, where to eat, and what to do with kids.
And, finally there are a variety of other topics I find infinitely entertaining: running, sports, current events, movies, education, health, and especially, my family, friends, and pets. They provide me with both serious and humorous topics to write about although I do try to protect their privacy by not writing too much about them. From time to time, I will write a fictional essay – a short story of sorts.
On the personal side, my name is Anne Davis Paddock and I grew up in Missouri and New Jersey. After graduating from college, I worked for 5 years, realized I didn’t know too much so I quit work and went back to school, earning my MBA from Duke University. I went into banking and stayed in that field for 12 years. During that time, I also married a great guy – carnivore man – (who never ceases to make me laugh) and had a daughter – vegan daughter – who is the best gift he ever gave me. I spent most of the past decade in Europe with my family – primarily in Spain and Switzerland although we traveled at every opportunity - and recently returned to live permanently in the US.
It’s As Simple As That.