UPDATED: May 5, 2015 11:15 p.m. Eastern time.
We were hesitant, at the first sign of spring weather, to herald spring given the rough winter that we've had here in the Northeast. In northern Vermont we had nearly 40 days where the temperature dipped below zero. Wow. No wonder we were going stir crazy. But the snow piles are finally gone, the wild flowers and perennials are showing and yahoo, it's spring!
Thanks again to all of you who've made donations to Young Writers Project. As founder and excecutive director I know that we are making a difference in young people's lives as we work to help them become more proficient in an essential life skill -- writing -- as well as helping them gain digital skills -- using audio, images and video AND practicing civility. (I'd say we adults could learn a thing or two on that score!)
Thanks, too, to our early "bloggers" who've been posting stories about their lives as knitters, spinners and weavers. This helps give the site more of a community feel. Any more of you out there? Please contact Janet or me if you are interested in becoming one of the voices of this site. NO GUILT required! Do it when you can.
This Saturday, I will be at the Celebration and memorial for my 99-year-old uncle, Frank Glazer, who still performed on piano even a few weeks before his death in January. The service will be at Bates College and we are heartened that musicians -- mostly his former students -- will be coming from all over the world. If you'd like to see what I wrote about this remarkable man: http://cowbird.com/story/107941/A_Sonata_For_Frank/
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