Tuesday, January 15, 2008

For Oregon Readers
Join Jane Kirkpatrick, esteemed Oregon author, for Brunch at 10:00 on March 8, 2008 as she does a special presentation honoring Women in History at the Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave. Eugene, Oregon. For reservations, send a check made out to AAUW to A. Hinman, 236 Greenvale Dr., Springfield, OR 97477 by March 1. The cost is $18.00. This special event is sponsored by the Eugene-Lane Branch of the American Association of University Women.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

To Start The Day
Trying to gird myself to tackle the needed changes to make for the beginning of a new year, I picked up my January edition of the Willamette Writer Monthly Newsletter. Contemplating the dreary end of year chores on another grey morning, the article, Keeping Hope Alive, by Jessica Morrell turned out to be the spur I needed.
Above all else, the steps she suggested, ideas she put forth, and her way of looking at the Writer's Life reminded me that my mind set and what I do about it are up to me. It's not the housekeeping gods, the filing inspectors, or even the IRS in charge. It's me who decides my attitude if not my activities. One more time I have to make the decision to stand up and take charge. My day will be what I decide it can be.