Welcome to my World

Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Check in Time

I've been AWOL from this blog quite a bit lately. There are only so many hours in the day and as I nurse my sensitive and hyper-dry eyes along with a new treatment program--Restasis which is the only prescription available that may help--I'm trying not to spend all day staring at a screen.

Those who may be interested are invited to visit my other blog where most of the action has been the last two months. gwynnmorganalaska.blogspot.com  That's where I've been talking about the two thousand mile sled dog races and the women running in them, the focus of my in-progress book that has become a huge goal and purpose in my life. Now that the races are over and the season is rapidly turning to spring, even in Alaska, I promise to be here more!

Another activity I've been involved with which I may have mentioned before or not is OWL (Older Writer's League) which meets at the Senior Center here in Alamogordo every Friday afternoon. Five of us are most active and we're working on an anthology of essays and stories from our youth and pasts, which are widely different and yet in many odd ways quite parallel! I was already thinking of trying to do some sort of memoir and this project is moving in that direction too. So far I have done about a dozen pieces from 1500 to 4500 words and am reading and doing light editing on those of the other members. My friend Brenda Cockrum, who is working to grow her AZKatz Publishing Company is kind of the honcho for this effort and she's a go getter! Crack the whip and all that, but we are having a blast. There are four women and one man involved at present with others who come and go and may contribute some. I'll share some of  my pieces later and keep you posted as this develops.

Meanwhile spring is coming to New Mexico, at least the southern part where we live in the high desert. Lots of flowers and pollen and sneezes and such! The windy season is also coming although it hasn't been bad so far, no big dust storms in the whole state! But there will no doubt be some. I posted lots of local flora photos in the past but will try to get some new ones shortly.

Have a great spring, everyone! The photos are a nectarine tree in our yard and a shot of a fillaree plant, one of my favorite early spring desert blossoms.

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