“…The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Happy Birthday to ME
Its that time of year again, and though I usually throw a big girls only dance party (some of our male servers might or might not be completely clothed) I did not this year. Oh and on the flamingo front. Sargent is back with the flock, his pen (quarantine) is down and he’s back swimming in the pond with the rest, including his mate (if they would only jump on and do it so I could have babies!)
Winner Veuve Winner
Another negative Covid test (thank goodness) and we got a week in Aspen!! Oh my! So much snow, so much powder. We go every year and this was the best! We have a couple units at the Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands which is ski-in-ski-out, we are selling a couple so ping me if you want more info.
ANNOUNCEMENT!! The second session of Stories Matter is now accepting applications for our Spring Session. It will start the week of April 6 running through May 18th. This will be a little different. There will be a 3-week poetry/lyric session, with one-on-mentoring. And concurrently a 6-week creative writing session. Both culminate with all the pieces being recorded by professional actors.
Please email if you are a female professional songwriter, poet, or novelist who would like to mentor and please pass on the information if you know of any young women 18-29 that need this program. It is once again free!
Next month I have another book club zoom, this one for “Feuding Fan Dancers.” Super excited for it. If your BOOK CLUB would like me to visit via Skype, I’m available. It’s been fun coming into your homes, sending specialty FAN cocktail recipes before for you all to try, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to join in. A questionnaire is on the website to download for your Book Club
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This book!! “Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration” by Morgan Jerkins is superb!! I had her on my IG with her writing tips (check it out every Monday I have a bestselling author on). This is a powerful book, I turned down so many pages of things I further want to explore. The book is Jerkins’ personal journey searching for her roots, which takes her to Gullah country (some of my favorite artists and I have one I love!), Oklahoma, California. So much great history stretching back 300 years. I really recommend you take this journey.
And you really must check out “Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life” by Christine Hyuang-Oak Lee. She’s 33 years old and she has a stroke. She loses her short-term memory. Her doctor tells her to write down everything, which is the only way years later she even knows everything that happened to her. Though it is at time anxiety-inducing, the memoir is full of humor. My favorite quote from it is “writing saved my life.”
And what I’m reading or recently read
for complete list, I have everything on Good Reads
as I can’t remember them all!
Excuse the typos . . . the bane of my existence
See ya between the pages next month which is the month of the National Holiday . . . Age of Aquarius (that’s your hint)