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About

I love to write! The joy of writing has flowed out of me like lava for the past two years, during which time I finally woke up and took a chance in letting all the words out that had been locked inside of me for so many years. A few supportive words from a facilitator of a writing workshop prompted me to submit my work, and lo and behold, I have been published! It is a thrill to see my words in print, in a magazine or newsletter, but then the idea of a blog had been presented to me by a couple different people. Being retired, a baby boomer and not well versed in the world of all things online, I was a bit hesitant. But I finally took the plunge, and well, here I am! I hope to discover other wonderful words to read. I still love the feel of a book in my hand; it is my preferred way of reading. But the world is changing, and change is always a welcome guest in my life. So I enjoy life, my gift of time that I have now, and write whenever the spirit moves me…and I learn to smile in my lovely city, Portland, Oregon.

 

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I live on Lake Superior — Michigan — 4 hours from Duluth. I have some poems about Superior, and many about snow and cold. I will read more of your blog in my leisure, maybe Saturday. Cheers. Ray

  2. Thanks Ray! I would love to read more of your work and will follow your site. I have a friend who lived in Marquette, MI for awhile – she really misses it, except maybe all the snow!

  3. Good for you for following your heart. Last year during October, I started my blog having never read poetry, much less written it. Nor had I ever read a blog, nor did I know how to create one. But I have been guided every step of the way and am delighted with blogging as it allows me to meet lovely people like you from all over the world. Hugs, pat

  4. Thank you Pat, for your supportive words. I am so enjoying the world of blogging; it is a way to share my words and find the beautiful words of others, such as yourself – what a joy!

  5. I was down visiting Portland last October and I loved it! so many friendly people and going down to Newport was an incredible experience πŸ™‚ will be going down again hopefully come summer πŸ™‚

  6. I’m so glad to hear that you love Portland too! Yes, everyone here has been so very friendly and helpful. And isn’t the coast beautiful? I went there a couple times over the summer, and was awestruck by the beauty of the Oregon coast – breathtaking…

  7. ivanlabayne said:

    Hi! I’m a Filipino blogger and allow me to just barge in here. Bloggers from other countries interest me because I’d like to see how you guys live your everyday, how do you view the world, how do you see yourself amidst the passing of times, the rising of commodities’ prices, the settings of the sun, the deaths and rebirths of humanity. The internet is an interesting place, with all the personalities and idead circulating, contradicting and growing here. I am looking to expand my online world, and meet more people here. I felt that it was enough that you love to write, that is a good commonality to begin with πŸ™‚

  8. Greetings from your neighbor to the north (Seattle area), and thank you for your visit on my blog. Yours looks interesting – I will take a look around! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Betty and thanks for following my blog. I visited yours more extensively, and am now following – you have written some very lovely poems, and I look forward to reading more. Hope your Seattle weather isn’t too rainy, like my lovely Portland:)

  9. Your beautiful spirit shines through your eyes and your smile. I so enjoy your writings. I too have only recently discovered blogging. It took a two-week, all-things internet crash course from my daughter to jump start me but I love it. Blessings

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, and I’m so glad that you enjoy my words. I love your site also, and am now following it – I look forward to reading more of your blog πŸ™‚

  10. What joyful posts and musings. SO glad to have found your blog. Bless xx

  11. Thanks for following me and I hope you continue to enjoy! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  12. Gede Prama said:

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

  13. Gede Prama thank you so much for your kind and supportive words, and I must say I find much support and inspiration from your blog. Yes, it is my desire and intent to reach out to others with my words, to help spread more love and peace here on Earth πŸ™‚

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