Rotarians, Rotarians, all the way down...they featured prominently.I am so pleased we’re on other side of our Engineers Without Borders (EWB) El Llanito team virtual fundraiser last Wednesday night. This recording of our event is long, but can skip the first 24 minutes or so of rotating slide show (well, don't skip all of Elizabeth Dahlen's great production, you but might not want to watch it loop repeatedly–it features the EWB-SFP team project photos from the 2020 internal grant folders, plus ATDT ones). See video here: https://youtu.be/PI9ZZK6n9x4Thanks to JR and the Stagecoach band, Stu and … [Read more...] about EWB virtual fundraiser done, whew…!
My friend Peggy Schimmelman was gracious to feature a short piece of mine on her site. It’s set in Belize. https://peggyschimmelman.com/guest-poets-writers/ Peggy has many writing credits and publications so it was my pleasure and honor to share the 2015 Las Positas anthology awards for poetry and prose with her. Photos are at: https://flickr.com/photos/11288455@N00/sets/72157650763012593 Short videos of me accepting and reading from my memoir piece are in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7StLcBQy0_eTD1v1FWPDmSYZYBieG4-M Thank you Peggy. … [Read more...] about Guest writer
At special CWC Tri-Valley Branch meeting, Jordan Rosenfeld, author, editor, and writing teacher, presented a three-hour, hands-on workshop, “Get Intimate With Your Characters: Master Point of View For Dazzling Character Development.” We were at our usual venue at the Four Points by Sheraton, in Pleasanton. We did exercises, shared our writing. Ed Miracle announced program for next month. We had chance to buy her books and sign up for her slide set. … [Read more...] about CWC Tri-Valley Workshop
Thursday, 10/4/17 At 2017 EWB-USA Conference in Milwaukee, I arrived in time to check into the hotel, catch the end of the reception and say hello to some colleagues. Then we watched Before the Flood, an hour an a half long documentary, that takes a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. Afterwards, we discussed the film and what we might be able to do to address climate change. During the discussions, I heard strong recommendations for the book … [Read more...] about 2017 Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) Conference
I'm at the 9th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference: Writing to Make a Difference For Fiction, Nonfiction and Children’s Book Writers at the Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin at Geary. I stayed at my son and his wife's place in the Mission so I could make the 6:00-7:30 SUNRISE PITCHATHON no-host breakfast a block away. Co-director Mike Larsen moderated the event. My alarm didn't go off so I woke late. But with rideshare services - rather than walking the half hour, I thought no problem. But Lyft's app couldn't process my payment, repeatedly. Uber balked too. A … [Read more...] about 9th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference