Conditions Change


Hi All,

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.

Lynn Millar


Published by Lynn Millar

Walker, reader, writer, traveller - see About Walking

6 thoughts on “Conditions Change

  1. So good to hear from you Lynn and you are missed. Oregon is a beautiful state with wonderful hiking/walking opportunities.
    Love you,

  2. Hi Lynn,

    Great to hear from you and your new “digs” in Oregon. I occasionally walk with the Audubon group that includes friends of Janet’s (from the Sonoma County Parks walks). Generally they walk on Thursday which is a problem since so many other activities occur on Thursdays. I walk with another local group almost every week – trails, beaches, urban and everything in between that this area has to offer.

    We are enjoying it here and have become involved with many activities that our “New Neighbors” group has to offer – happy hours, trips to Washington sites, trivia groups and dining groups. Really like this place!

    Take care.

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