You plan, God laughs. – Murphy’s Law – Expect the unexpected.  – First things first. – Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.

If I could, I’d be presenting a writing talk or workshop at least once a week. One of my passions is talking, or reading, or writing about writing, and being with writers. And then, life intervenes.

It’s probably a good thing I’m not in control of the world. I suspect my schedule would be overloaded and perhaps just a tad out of balance.

And since I’m not in the driver’s seat of life … life has tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Hey, there are a few things you need to take care of.” And those few things require my time, energy, heart, and emotions. Family and health related issues take the front seat. So there’s a bit of a gap in November and December on the ELM event list. Special events cleared from Oct. 26 until the new year. The Eastside Writing Room will still meet each Tuesday.

But I am certainly looking forward to 2016 to resume planning and presenting Writers Read, Writers Lunch, talks, and workshops. ‘Til then, write on!