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Webby Update and Late M-day

May 13, 2009 | Filed Under Uncategorized 

When I once asked a wise photojournalist about whether I should put ‘photojournalist’ or ‘multimedia journalist’ on my website, she said to me: “One day you will just know which one you are. It will be easy, then.” I know now. And so does my website — it’s a faster version now, in case you want to visit. www.riccimedia.com.

And for a late mother’s day — here’s my absolutely lovely mother, Miss Beth Shryock. She’s the best mom anyone could ask for — supporting, caring — all that good stuff. And she takes all my sister and I’s joking with a nice smile and nod. Sometimes she says she wishes she could have taught me how to cook, clean.. that girly stuff. But she was a single mom, and she taught me some stuff SO MUCH BETTER. She taught me how to be a good person (still working on that one!), how to look at life with a positive outlook and how to be strong. Whenever I was little, and I would get angry at someone or something, she would force me to take a step back, look at it from the other perspective, and try to understand why the person or event had happened. She taught me compassion, which is darn important if you ask me. PLUS she taught me square roots on long care rides when I was five (she’s a high school math teacher). This might sound like torture to you, but one of my first memories is sitting in the front seat of my mom’s car, listening to her explain why 3 is the square root of 9, and thinking that was SO COOL how that worked out mathmatically. So yes, she also taught me how to be a dork.. thanks Mom! Love you!

Have a happy Wednesday!



4 Responses to “Webby Update and Late M-day”

  1. Marie on May 13th, 2009 8:52 pm

    Your mom IS wonderful, and caring, and all those words you used to describe her. :)

  2. beth (mom) on May 14th, 2009 1:22 pm

    Ahhh. Thanks Ricci. I am so proud of you.

  3. Heidi on May 16th, 2009 2:13 pm

    Hi Beth! You rock! I still think about us going for Dairy Queen ice cream that one night many moons ago. Ricci forget to add: hospitable to the list. You’re very hospitable! :)

    Sweet post, Georgie. How goes it in Dakar?

  4. Karen on May 27th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Ricci—Your Mom “ROCKS”

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