Early this morning I forced myself to ride my bike four miles, and yes, I felt better for it. Then DH and I settled on the deck for some reading in morning air. I took a stack of memos out to sort through first and never did get to my book. Two things popped up as writing opportunities I had set aside for myself. One was a magazine titled Still Crazy, and I felt the name definitely had me in mind. It is for people over 50 and the reading period ends on Nov 15. For more info go to www.crazylitmag.com.
The second is a literary journal titled Natural Bridge and its reading period ends August 31. I need to get in gear if I am going to follow through on this one. I have never seen an issue, but it has a mailing address of St. Louis. I am wondering if my St. Louis pals have any experience with this one. For info go to www.umsl.edu/~natural.
After lunch, I gathered up magazines to take to my friend, Agatha, who just recently went into assisted living. It was a hard thing to do, but at 94 she has done well without help for many years. She is independent, but she is kind, charitable, and thoughtful of her kids by taking the worry about her well being off their shoulders. Agatha has always read, and she wrote her own stories in family letters back when people stayed in touch through handwritten mail. Her new place is darling with all her own furniture including a huge floor clock that her husband gave her one year for their anniversary. Visiting her there was like seeing her in her own home. She gets three great meals a day and companionship. If I could afford it, I would rent a room across the hall for taking mini-vacations!