Hello! I'm Merujo, and I've been blogging for 5+ years on my site, Church of the Big Sky (aka www.merujo.com) with 120,000 hits and counting! I'm a 44-year-old fat chick, living on the paycheck-to-paycheck razor blade of a non-profit life, while trying to keep my creative self alive, vibrant, and growing. I'm a freelance writer, commentator for Washington DC's NPR station, WAMU, a sometimes witty raconteur, Russian historian, world traveler, and grants guru for one of the coolest non-profit media organizations on the planet. Blogging saved my life in 2005, and now it's an extension of who I am. My first major market magazine feature comes out in Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine in August 2010 - all about my mother, who was a WASP in WWII.