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.