Hello World!

The “MAN” says.. “Just do it”…. Three little words that can loom like the Himalayas… and here I sit, elevation 60 feet, sans sherpas… but NOT without experience…

So what’s the big deal? I spent 15 years as a reporter, photographer and editor for a daily newspaper… my first career out of college. (There have been five more and I will probably touch on those in the future…) But first, I have to conquer my first blog post… Seriously, fifteen years as a journalist didn’t really prepare me for blogging. Sure, I’ve written literally a million words but I was doing features and news stories, police beat and a food column… I only provided the words to convey the stories to my readers, I didn’t have to come up WITH the subjects!

Like many women of my generation, I regularly received a blank book, entitled “My Diary”, for Christmas presents from my parents… I double-dog dare you to find anything written in them past January 31st… My life was just not exciting enough to fill page after page in a diary!

Times, people and circumstances change… and life becomes how we react to each!

I don’t have a particular soapbox from which to pontificate… My friends know I love cats (and all animals, but cats most of all), I sing in the church choir and sometimes solo, I’m a terrific cook and have done it professionally… My alter ego is Mama… She be a right sneaky one… creepin’ into my writin’ and puttin’ her own slant on stuff… See there she goes….

I think I will take a “shotgun” approach to things and write about whatever strikes my fancy on a particular day… it could be almost anything… a new book… a recipe… cute joke… new TE… specials at Pistol-Packing-Mama.com or at any of my business links found in side-links here.

AND, I would like to hear from you about what you are thinking….

So, for now… K.I.S.S… and be good to each other….



12 thoughts on “Hello World!

  1. I love hearing about multi-faceted people and their achievements thru lofe and the many things they went thru tp accomplish their goals so keep the words a flowing so that knowledge o keep knowing

  2. Yeahhhhhh Renee – you did it and made the first step. Excellent post and great hearing about you and so looking forward to your post. With your background, I don’t think you will have any problem finding something to blog about – WTG

  3. Well Renee for a first post, you sure stuck it big.
    Easy to read, interesting and I think you are a

    Must be that journalism experience that
    adds to who we are.

    Keep it up. It is the first post that is hardest.

    The rest that follow are a breeze

  4. Very well done, Mama
    You’re special through & through.
    You’ve had success with flying colors
    we are so very proud of you. As
    you have strength and determination,
    to always see you through.

    From :Member-We are a Family.

    • Thank you, Raj… I can’t take all the credit for our team… Debra showed me the way and I have been blessed with some awesome team-mates… win, lose or draw… WeAreFamily….

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