May 19, 2012
Welcome to Abuchon.
My name is Sriprae (pronounced see･pray) McDonald. I like to imagine, contemplate and take walks. For breakfast I prefer coffee; before bedtime I prefer tea. I think nature is beautiful, and I miss seeing tall, gnarled ancient trees–they don’t exist in my suburb. I love rain, and the sound of thunder is symphony to my ears.
Abuchon is a fictional town in rural France where in autumn the distance hills radiate colors of deep yellows, crisp oranges and flamboyant reds. As you enter the town centre the asphalt ends and cobblestone begins. Automobiles are prohibited. Yes, well, the streets are too narrow, you see. If you arrive during the morning you’ll be greeted with the aroma of fresh baked bread and robust coffee.
Abuchon is also a publishing company I started in 2009 when I self-published my novel Cedric (available on Amazon.com), wherein the town of Abuchon exists.
Here, Abuchon is home to some of my creations (design creations, that is), photography and my musings (which are life observations…or life lessons).
As of Spring 2014 I embarked upon the adventures of self-employment. Up until this point I have worked for the corporate and nonprofit industries. This phase of my life will be different–it’s certainly a new experience for me. Some days the uncertainty scares me, and other days the freedom and possibilities exhilarate me. Needless to say, this will be a learning experience. When I started this blog, Abuchon was a place for me to share my photography, recipes, and thoughts on life. It will continue to feature those things, but as my time and interests veer towards building my company I would like to share what I have learned along the way and what inspiration and advice I have gleaned from others.
Again, welcome to Abuchon. I hope you enjoy it here.