Hello Fellow 2021 Marathoners!

We are all in for a wonderful treat this weekend: We get to spend time with words, with people who love the power of words.

I have done one half marathon and three full marathons already. This year is my fifth marathon.

I am forever grateful to Caitlin and Jacob Jans for putting this event together year after year. It is because of these marathons that I developed the courage to send my poems out into the world to see. it is also because of the marathons that I have made some good friends. This weekend of writing brings people from all around the world together. There is nothing better than this kind of unity.

I have my snacks. I have my paper and pens. I have my room cleaned up and ready to go.

Excited to be here writing with you all.

Hello 2020 Marathoners!

Hello fellow Marathoners, new and old!

We are in for a wonderfully fun experience this weekend. The first time I tried this, I did the half marathon.  The other two times, I did the full.

I can’t imagine doing only the half now that I’ve done the full.  I don’t know if it’s because I usually have a hard time squeezing in time to write for myself or because of the feeling I get when I am on a roll with words with no one to stop me.  Either way, I am going to have fun this weekend.

In any case, I have my snacks. I have my husband on-board to bring me light meals and to hang out with our youngest (she is a complete story on her own). Storms are in the forecast, which is sure to  remind me of my mom, but, hopefully won’t knock out the power. I have a few pens, paper, pencils, and my computer; I switch around a lot.

Here’s to a weekend of words welded together.