A few weeks ago I was smitten by the notion that it might be fun to have a blog. I solicited suggestions from several friends as to what title I should give my blog, and they pitched in their ideas with thoughtful interest. I had only the vaguest of clues of what direction I wanted to go with the project. What I failed to factor in was the actual mechanics of the thing. My grand plans came to a sputtering halt. What on earth did I want to talk about? And how on earth do I start? I am not an "expert" at anything, really. I have written a few book reviews, but don't want to devote all my time to that sort of thing. Same with films. I don't live anywhere interesting like a farm or New York or in some exotic locale like a tropical island. I live in a modest suburban house in a rather pedestrian Southern town. I haven't traveled in years. I have no exciting career. I don't have any dreams of learning to cook like Julia Child, and I don't have the next Great American Novel in the works. I love my dogs, but my training of them is strictly by the seat of my pants, and while rescuing dogs is of great interest to me, about all I can contribute to the cause is cash. Doesn't sound very promising does it? But, I've seen a lot and experienced a lot...and I've thought about all of it. I have plenty of opinions, passions and humor. Perhaps that will be reason enough to have a blog.
I finally came to the conclusion that I should simply jump in. Start typing and see what comes out. As they say...any journey begins with a single step! Here goes!