I was Grendel’s mother. Grendel was a ferocious (not really) yellow lab. He inspired the domain name for this blog. His name was inspired by the ancient epic poem, Beowulf. I thought naming a cute, friendly, loving but very hairy dog after a vicious, viking-eating monster would be funny.  The name of the blog, The Observation Deck, came to be because when I started this, I didn’t want to write about just one thing. I wanted to be more aware of the world around me and find the interesting things about everyday life that were worth talking about. And I love sailing, so from this sailor’s deck, the stories unfold.

I am also a marketing and communications professional, life-long learner of things both important and not depending on who you are and what they lead to. My interests change over the years but I still enjoy taking photographs of my loved ones and the beauty of our world while travelling and learning about other cultures. I am also an avid reader—mostly historical fiction. If it’s not apparent, I love animals. I have four at home and love observing and learning about the animals that roam our planet. And I am a woman of faith who cares deeply about spreading compassion and love to humans around the globe, whether or not they look like me or share my faith.

To view my professional profile visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/dawncrowe.

I hope you enjoy my stories.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. brian Says:

    Nice website!

    I was just thinking, that with your fondness for words and your experiences (many that you have had), you should write a book. I’m sure it would be funny, adventurous and from what I’ve been reading on your site, probably something many would read just to smile.


    1. You are too kind! Maybe a children’s book so I could fill it mostly with pictures. (ha, ha). See you at the beach this summer!

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