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Thank you for your support. Your visits. And more. I have downgraded the site visually, but it’s still there for a resource.
A year ago April, we moved to Salem, Oregon. It suits our love of nature and culture.
After two knee replacement surgeries and a broken leg, I was not much in a walking or blogging mood. I considered renaming the blog and adding more Oregon, but it’s not how I want to spend my time. We do continue to explore and live near some grand parks. The ocean is a little too far, though.
I am walking. But not a lot.
I have struggled to write. I joined a group here, where each person shares their work. After reading old stuff, I finally got to new stuff. Poems were popping into my head. I’ve joined another group, called Shut Up and Write! Each person writes in silence for an hour. I get six pages of dialog when I get going.
In the spirit of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, I approached the Salem Theater Network both at a Saturday Market and asked, “Is there a playwright group in town?” Response from the Chemeketa College Theater professor was, “No. But I have interested writers.” I said, “Let’s start a group.” And so we have one. Now called the 45th Parallel Playwrights. We (6-8 playwrights) meet monthly, at the Keizer Homegrown Theater. I’m so happy with how well the group has worked. As of our fifth meeting, several of us have submitted plays, one is a finalist in a film festival and we are planning a reading of our works in the spring.
Thanks again. Happy Walking.