Monthly Archives: August 2010

Inspiration: Compliments of Jack and family

My first writers’ workshop, in Yachats, on the Oregon Coast, two-and-a-half years ago, was memorable for three reasons: of the 50 participants, eight were men, 42 were women; it’s what prompted me to start writing my book; and Jack. Jack … Continue reading

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25 divided by 10,000 is a really small number

Last weekend I attended the annual writers’ conference organized by Willamette Writers, which advertises itself as the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the nation.  There are chapters all over Oregon, including in Eugene at … Continue reading

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Eyeing Respect: campaign urges looking at, not away from, those with disabilities

Today I attended a press conference hosted by Full Access and Oregon Supported Living Program, agencies in Eugene, Oregon that support and serve people with developmental disabilities. The conference was to launch a campaign to encourage people to “look me … Continue reading

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Trees tower, hawks circle, death comes and life goes on

I’d planned for my second blog entry to be about my first writers’ workshop. But, life has intruded and so much unrelated to writing has happened in the past 10 days that I’m compelled to write about that instead. As … Continue reading

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