So you may notice that I haven't posted on this blog since August of 2015.
Lots and lots has happened. I won't even try to catch up, but may include some of the lovelier moments of those two years here in the next few weeks.
I also haven't written much at all in the past two years; my novel, which I quit a great job to write, is still unwritten. I did start a political blog (Jumping Down from the Shelf) in January, but have only posted there 10 times. I'm proud of the blog entries, although I get a little timid every time I'm ready to hit the "publish" button -- I'm a blue woman living in a red state with a lot of red friends and a couple of red enemies.
But I have been inspired to re-charge this blog by two people/things: 1) my sweet friend, Margaret's, lovely blog (My Own Allegory). It was just a few weeks ago that Clay asked if I'd ever read her blog, and I am ashamed to say that I hadn't. It is sharp, introspective and passionate -- just what I want my blog to be. I'm probably going to steal her "Weekly Ponder" idea for my blog, just to keep track of books and such on a more regular basis.
2) Women Writing for (a) Change. I went on retreat last week. I was so incredibly nervous, as I was stepping out of my comfort zone -- I knew no one else who was going. What I soon discovered is that these 17 lovely, amazing women on the retreat with me are probably my tribe. I think this retreat has changed my life. (More on that to follow...) I have come home ready to right the world with my words.
Well, write, anyway. Away we go.