While I've been traveling, the gingerbread people post about cultivating a professional speaking voice has gone out so many times I lost count. I did try to fix it, and cringed when it kept comin'. I finally went to my web guy, since this kind of technical issue is above my pay grade. He thought he had fixed it too. If you are reading this post it IS fixed, but I hope you will forgive the intrusion. I know how annoying it is and will do my best to make sure it never happens again.
Now for some updates:
I've been attending the Sun Valley Writer's Conference. There have been many wonderful speakers here: Congressman John Lewis, Tim Geithner, A. Scott Berg (Katherine Hepburn and Woodrow Wilson biographer), Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep, American Wife), to name a few. I look forward to sharing some book-related posts in August once I get some perspective on this rich experience.
Dave Barry ended the conference with a talk entitled, "Reflections on a Writer's Conference and the Meaning of Life, Not That There is Any Difference." Yes, we are taking ourselves way too seriously. It's a good thing colossal mistakes like duplicate blog post emails keep me humble.
Many of you will remember my post about my sister, My Unsinkable Hero: Believe in Miracles, who lives here in Idaho. She is the real reason I made this trip. Sharon will celebrate another birthday in August, marking her 7th year as a Stage IV breast cancer survivor. This has been a wonderful time for me to enjoy her sense of humor, wit, insight, and love.
So even if I have Mail Chimp gremlins re-sending posts, I am still grateful - especially for those of you who kept reading even though inundated with gingerbread people.