Thank you for reading the Paddock Post (which used to be called 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. The name change was made because readers found “It’s As Simple As That” too long and too hard to remember. Since my last name is Paddock and the site is all about posting a story every other day, Paddock Post may be easier to remember.
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 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 ask 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 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 took the GMAT, 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.