A stroke sure changes your “social” calendar. My days are filled with meeting with incredibly talented and caring medical practitioners- my regular doctor, physical therapist, cardiologist, neurology practitioners and soon speech therapy. Each holds a special place in my life now- along with individual yellow folders filling up with tips, ideas, exercises.

Time spent with friends is one of the best prescriptions for healing.

Hank and my sister and her Joe are like a fresh daily elixir.

My gratitude to internet, digital, and online creatives is immeasurable. When you can’t get out like you want to, bring the world to your desk.

I’m writing blogs for the present, and snippets for the future.

Storytelling and writing programs are on hold for now. But with the ideas that keep crossing my radar, I know I won’t be able to stay away too long.

Meanwhile, I wish each of you many creative moments, events, and accomplishments whether writing speaking, singing, painting, flying, cooking-  that list can be endless. Enjoy!

Ethel Lee-Miller blogs regularly about people, the power of words, and the writing life. She’s retired from professional writing gigs after 30 years of teaching, coaching, editing, and gathering writers to publicly share their work. She is the author of Thinking of Miller Place, and Seedlings, Stories of Relationships. In retirement she writes to inspire, to connect with folks, and for the pure enjoyment of it. Ethel enjoys sharing stories at Odyssey Storytelling, Zoom gatherings, and anywhere there’s a mic. (back soon)