First, Shout Out to Ruth Ayers, for reaching out to me, wondering where I was, how I was in my silence from our new writing community. I KNEW I would return as I read her SOS… 🙂
I’ve been away for all the right reasons- working with teacher/writers/learners with the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Often my month of July is filled with co-facilitating writing workshops for teachers and it seemed that in this unique COVID summer our work would be even more important and I think it was. The challenge of zooming seemed to lend itself to giving people the luxury of time to write and share with us. Loved it! I worked with good friends and we expanded our HVWP community. Yes, it was exhausting but so worthwhile. Here’s one of our groups celebrating the end of a productive week.
But life continues to be a mixed blessing. For the last two years I have been traveling and documenting, and supporting programs supporting those people in the world that are not a fortunate as I am. I suppose I have been waiting for this opportunity to Take Action and Give Back. So for my birthday this year I have a fundraiser running on Facebook supporting the work of the non-profit: Road to a Better Life.
Maybe it’s not in the news that poor children and their families in the remote areas of northern Thailand are suffering in this pandemic but they are… I believe so deeply that we are ONE WORLD, ONE PEOPLE
I don’t need gifts… just the thrill of seeing the $$$ tick up with donations for people in need. Please join us if you can…
It’s good to be back friends,