It has been a while since I've been this excited over a letter in the mail. It certainly topped the, " Congratulations! You have been selected to receive a free trial subscription to AARP Magazine." Today's letter brought a childlike grin to my face that was a welcome change. The letter sent by author Jon Katz via Hubbard Hall in Cambridge was to acknowledge my being accepted to participate in their upcoming Writer's Workshop. Jon promises this project to be about encouragement and support; void of stress and criticism. Sounds good already! In his letter he suggests sharing the experience online. I like that too. Being so busy at work has kept my posts and material a bit light here lately. To be involved in such an interesting project will keep my furnace stoked and these pages moving. Our first meeting is on June 14th, a week after I turn fifty-something+, and a day before my 38th year of marriage. I've already had a pretty good ride; looks like it's time to shift to second gear. I'm not sure what to expect on the 14th but I am sure I will embrace the experience with muscles flexed and eyes wide. I have been inspired by Jon Katz and his own personal journey since the day I first met him. Having the opportunity to be a part of a like group of people is a gift I can't explain. I love hearing stories. I love telling stories. I love to write. I love life. I hope this upcoming adventure makes a tasty casserole with those ingredients. Stop in later and see how things are going. I have a few weeks to warm up the keyboard and get some new batteries for my camera. I'm not sure Mr. Katz knows it yet but I plan to squeeze some photography tips out of him. He's good you know. He's very, very good. You can check it out for yourself here. "Bedlam Farm" Tell him a Raining Iguana sent you!