This week’s unusual Portland snowstorm coupled with frigid temperatures baffled some of us, though we have learned to expect our worst storms sometimes when our weather people haven’t issued near apocalypse warnings. Resilient daffodil stems poke through snow drifts and remind us that spring will be on its way. Even if our worldwide climate changes both confuse and disturb us, and instruct us to expect seasonal patterns different than what we knew before. While I do worry about the hardships this snow, ice and cold present to many, I can’t help but shout out with open arms to welcome snow. And more snow. If you’ve read some of my work, yes, you already know that.
So, with increasing daylight and perhaps a bit of warmth, I hope you make plans to join me at my early spring events. They are all no-cost, and I’ll have each of my three books available for sale. You might even be able to get me to talk a bit about my upcoming memoir!
Looking Back, Planning Forward: Growth, Satisfaction and Well-being, Women in Safety Excellence (ASSP) at Oregon’s Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Tues., March 7 at 4:30 pm, Oregon Convention Center. RSVP required but open to conference attendees.
Read Local Author Fair, Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 12-2 pm, West Linn Public Library, West Linn, OR
And, back by popular demand!
Journaling for Well-Being, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm, Willamette Ale and Cider House (Cider Room), West Linn, OR. Free, pick up dinner at Kelly’s Taco or Willamette Garage food trucks and support the Ale House by buying an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. My books will also be available for purchase.
Stories Behind My Music Man, Friday, April 28, 2023, 2 pm, Mary’s Woods Community Events, Lake Oswego, OR. Learn more from Mary’s Woods Community Events.
I‘ll leave you with this old Oregon snow story that readers of My Music Man may remember. I thank my great great grandfather J.K. Gill for scribing this in his unpublished journal.
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