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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on February 15, 2010

Just wanting to wish all my family and friends a wonderful Valentine’s Day. How did you celebrate this day? Mine was very low-key – so low, in fact, I spent most of it reclining on the couch snacking on cough drops, cold pills and medicinal teas. Oh, yes – I did get a really funny card and a surprise box of dark chocolate truffles from my hubby. How sweet! We go more for funny in our house than romance and gushy stuff – so my son was surprised with a funny T-shirt [chocolate colored], a homemade card, some sugar-free candy and all wrapped up in a little girl’s ‘my pretty pets’ poster. Got a chuckle out of his response. Hubby got a handwritten card from me and a box of cookies that he likes and we don’t – so he knows he gets them all to himself.

What Valentine’s Day means to me is that we are celebrating St. Valentine – the patron saint I believe of little birds and animals. I eagerly get out my hummingbird feeders as the first ones generally appear this month, while close at hand I lay our Audubon bird book so we can identify the birds as they visit throughout the year. It’s generally on or about this day that wildlife starts bursting forth with new babies. Soon, we’ll hear the squeaks of baby birds wanting to be fed, see multitudes of baby deer, bunnies, coyote pups, birds and of course, our reptile ‘friends’. With baited [bated?] breath we wait to see what nature is going to spring on us – after two years of severe heat and drought followed by the coldest, wettest winter we’ve had so far, it will be interesting to see how the plants and animals spring back. Hmm….maybe I am using the word ‘spring’ too much – but it’s ever on my mind.

A week ago at this time I was just getting home and unpacking from a weekend conference of women writers; aptly called Stories of the Heart [V].  I’ll write more on this later this week but I want everyone [female] to mark their calendars now for the year 2012 when the next conference will be presented. The skills you learn here, the boost to your inner muse and the euphoria of sharing with hundreds of women cannot be perfectly described. You will come away changed, I know I did and it was definitely for the better.

Meanwhile, I bury myself in tax work as I try to catch up to the busy tax season that started out slow and somehow overtook me when I wasn’t looking. This sinus infection is also fuddling my brain cells and I’m losing track of days. If I lose my voice, I am in big trouble as I am teaching another outdoors Instructor course next weekend. Which hat am I wearing today? One of my ‘students’ in the weekend class said, “You Better be well by Sunday, or else!” What’s he gonna do – shoot me? Well…..

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Story Circle Network

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on October 25, 2009

If you haven’t already checked out the conference site for Story Circle’s next conference in February – please do so soon. This is an event you won’t want to miss!conflogo1s

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Story Circle Network

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on September 27, 2009

storiesHeartConfStory Circle Network is having their fifth national conference, Stories from the Heart, in the Austin, TX area on Feb. 5-7, 2010. I am pleased to be a Panelist on the Blogging Panel with a half dozen very talented ladies. Be sure and check out the conference web site and plan on attending this life changing event – you’ll be so glad you attended! The link for the conference is:  http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/

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Story Circle Network – Star Blogger!

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on August 28, 2009

Recently, I was awarded with this Star Blogger Award, along with a few other fabulous bloggers. Be sure to come and visit the Story Circle Network, you won’t regret it. The link is : www.storycircle.org

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A visit with Janet Riehl

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on June 8, 2009

I have long been a fan, hopefully friend, of Janet Riehl, [see her blog to the right – Village Wisdom extraordinaire!] When I hear the music and stories in her words, I am left breathless at the inspiration and emotion she evokes. So it is to my delight that to share a chance to interact with Janet and learn more about her life work. Story Circle Network will be interviewing SCN member Janet Riehl on Thursday (10 AM Pacific Daylight Time and 1 PM Eastern Time). Janet will be discussing her new CD that contains her story poems and music. This is a follow-on product to her memoir Sightlines. Again, if you can mention this in your blog or to your writing friends, we’d appreciate it. Anyone with questions for Janet, can post them in the Comments section below her great guest blog that also includes a writing rompt.

Here’s the link to her blog where questions can be posted.

http://womensmemoirs.com/2009/06/story-poems-as-memoir/

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