In the last year I have attempted several times to begin a blog. Each time I have met with failure, I think because of the perfectionist who hides inside. And yet here I am again, trying once more to claim a little corner for myself on the web. Here is the first post (just so I can get the first post out of the way and move on to much more interesting things). I'm hoping somebody out there will find some encouragement or inspiration here. Here I go . . .