People in Our Neighborhood

Here are some interesting things happening in the blogworld--

Here are some notes from Midge Raymond's blog about Day 1 of the Richard Hugo House's first ever writer's conference called "Finding Your Readers."

It was a two day conference, I hear she will also be posting Day 2 as well.


If you love quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah"), here is a recipe incredible Southwestern Quinoa Salad on Maya Made


January O'Neil has some interesting visuals on how we read when we read on the internet.  This seems as if it would be quite useful to anyone who is trying to create a website.  She also has some good suggestions on how to write when writing online.


Rowdy Kittens has some good ideas on How To Achieve Your Dreams.  I also create a yearly vision map (a few friends and I have do this every January and have since 2000-- Of course, until these past couple years, we didn't really have the lingo of "vision map/board" --, we've called it "Poster night" since I can remember).

Three main things she suggests to achieve your dreams:

  • Believing in yourself.
  • Mapping your dreams.
  • And taking small action steps everyday.
I'd like to also add-- be persistent, trust yourself, and follow your own path (and don't freak out if you one of those kids who is doing her own thing).


Martha Silano has some fantastic thoughts on how to have the best poetry reading, which is more of everything else and less reading!


Video of Jeannine Hall Gailey reading her poems at the 14 Hills reading.


  1. Thanks for the link!
    Interestingly, the Fourteen Hills reading followed all of Marty's suggestions: raffles, DJs, wine, music, catered food, motorcycle club - it was more like a party than the usual kind of reading.


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