I am stepping in briefly as my world has exploded and imploded a bit with things I must get done. I simply must get caught up from my trip, as I have new things I will be doing. I did get my final version of Swan’s Place that will be published this month in Lunch Hour Stories – yaay! At last it’s almost time! Can’t wait to open the mailbox and see the issue there!
I have so many photos from my trip, I thought I’d do them in stages, and first up is Us as Shadow People. Couldn’t resist taking these and then fiddling with them just a bit. Next up I want to put the photos I took from the airplane – so, if you have never flown, you can see what it looks like from inside a plane in the sky.
I have a bit of news. A part of it makes me sad, because to bring this news, someone I adore on the staff of The Rose & Thorn has left. Nannette Croce, Co-Managing Editor of R&T, left us! We are devastated. She is so very good at what she does. What has happened now is both Angie Ledbetter and I are going to share the Co-Managing Editor duties – since we have too much on our plates to do it alone; I am relieved and happy we are sharing *whew,* as Angie and I work well together and I consider her one of my closest friends, and respected colleagues. I will still have my Senior Editor and Senior Newsletter Editor duties. So I am now also Co-Managing Editor…wow, exciting.
I have something else I may be doing, but until that is finalized, I don’t want to post it. It will mean I’ll be busier than ever, but – well, it is all things I love to do in this writing and all things related life.
I tried to visit you all, but something seems to be wrong with my laptop ever since I returned from Portland! It’s so very very slow. It took me an hour just to visit about four people and after that I gave up. My email is slower than I’ve ever seen it and I just can’t find out the problem. I’ve tried so many things to no avail. I hope you all will understand I can’t visit as often as I used to, and I hope it won’t keep you from visiting me – isn’t that selfish? *laughing*
I saw a sign that read something like: Don’t let the hurts define the rest of your life – or Don’t let the hurts keep you from living a good life, something like that I wish I could remember exactly, but…ah. I like that. Namaste.