Sunday, November 30, 2008

strange, strange ride

I’m beginning again. I thought about posting the last eight months in photos and I still might do that but here is a brief overview.

Things that are the same:

Still 5 foot 4
Still in love
Still two amazing, crazy girls I call daughters
Still teaching (though far less)
Still in the same Victorian house, with the same garden, cats, tower and art

Things which are different:
My hair is redder
I’m older
I listen better
I try harder to listen better
I grow eggplant
I went back home to Maine for a bit
I finished a manuscript
I started writing fiction
I won a state arts board grant
I’m judging the Minnesota Book Awards
I applied for $46,000 endowment to write
I won a Loft Mentorship which is a year of intensive writing and reading
I painted a mural on a bus
and far, far more…..

Friday, November 28, 2008

I know Ive been a bad blogger

but you can still come to my reading and drink wine

Friday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Mentor Series Reading
Richard Terrill, Teresa Ballard and Kara Garbe
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis Minnesota