Thank you for reading “It’s As Simple As That” – an informational website devoted to a variety of topics: books, culture, education, food, travel, and life experiences. I only write about topics or products I am familiar with and I don’t accept advertising or receive anything from vendors whose products I endorse. I simply believe excellent products, interesting places, and good books are worthy of knowing about.
To be a good traveler, I realized I had to do my homework but never seemed to have time to read the complete guides. I was always looking for a “Cliff Notes” version of a city and so when I write about a place, I provide information on the basics or special sights to see and leave most of the historical details for those that are interested in knowing more to find on their own. The internet is an endless source of historical information on sites so I don’t repeat this information. If you’re interested in the particulars, use google or click on the referral website mentioned in the post.
Books of all types – fiction, non-fiction, children’s – are a passion of mine. There are few things I enjoy more than a great book and having the time to read. So often, a book will interplay with my life or travels – tying these all together makes for a meaningful or funny story.
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.
And, finally there are a variety of other topics I find infinitely interesting: 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’m a mid-westerner by birth but grew up in 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 (who never ceases to make me laugh) and had a 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.