*Afterthought #80 – Good To Be Home

hn coverSeptember wrapped up an exciting year of sharing my memoir, Hiking Naked. I was fortunate to do a tour in the Northeast and Midwest this month, and here are some photos from events in Connecticut and Chicago.

I discovered how much I enjoy events that include interviews/conversations with others, like the ones I did at Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago with Homebound Publications author Theodore Richards Iris & THeodoreand at Beacon Hill Friends House in Boston with Quaker author Debbie Humphries.



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Leslie Browning



A highlight of my travels was spending time with Homebound founder, Leslie Browning, and meeting several other Homebound authors at CT Folk Fest and Green Expo in New Haven, CT.

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Then there was an event at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT, followed by dinner at Mystic Pizza (yes, THAT Mystic Pizza).










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Katherine Hauswirth, Gunilla Norris, Leslie Browning, and I enjoy dinner at Mystic Pizza


Many thanks to my gracious hosts and people who joined me in conversation about writing memoir, life in Stehekin, and seeking balance.



cropped-office1And now, I’m grateful to be home on Lopez Island and back at a new writing desk as Writer-in-Residence with the Washington State Ferries. Seems like a good way to end the month.


*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers.

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