FIVE years ago, Glennis Sleurink wrote to The Examiner to oppose the Tamar Valley pulp mill.
Her carefully considered email made it into print, and was even accompanied by a picture.
Not bad for her first attempt.
But even an infrequent glance at the paper's opinion pages will tell you her inhibitions have been cast away.
Mrs Sleurink now sends up to three emails a day to ifThe Examiner , with more than 300 being printed over the past five years.
It's a prolificacy that has elevated her to the status of opinion page stalwart, alongside regulars such as Trevor G. Cowell, of Perth, Robert Lee, of Summerhill, Ken Wheeler, of St Helens, and Walter Christy, of Shearwater.
Mrs Sleurink said her reasons for writing were as varied as the news of the day.
But it was the pulp mill that set the Trevallyn resident off.
``That really floated my boat - I was against it wholeheartedly,'' she said.
``I wrote furiously about it, and it just carried on from there.
``I even got some hate mail back from people who disagreed with me.''
Now no topic is off-limits.
Mr Sleurink's letters are short and sharp, canvassing a myriad issues: euthanasia, health care, the NBN, pollie expense claims, education, wildlife and the environment, to name a few.
``I'm a bit of a `greenie', and I'll write as long as something's got my goat,'' she said.
``One day I'll be able to show the clippings to my granddaughter. She'll see how cranky I was.''