Today is CeCi’s birthday and I’m spending the whole day with her.
The BAM-16 Conference seems like just last week. I reconnected with my friend, Doreen, who I met in person for the very first time at BAM-15.
I met Doreen McGelligan virtually when I read and reviewed her book, BRISTOL STOMP last year.
[tweetthis]I look forward to reading a reviewing Doreen’s new book, THE STRANGER IN MY RECLINER.[/tweetthis]
Here we are last year:
And here we are this year. I picked this photo because I love Doreen. And because I got so many compliments about the way I tied my scarf. Yes! Even from the fashion bloggers! I did have my pink Hotter open-toed heels on, but by the end of the day, I opted for my Gltterflops.
I let my hair go its own wavy way on this day.
I also like this photo because it shows how tall and lanky Doreen is. I never realized how much shorter I am. Don’t we both look gorgeous in our different fashion pics?
And here we go with a little poetry challenge:
write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties!)
Call-Out to BAM Making friends is easy, as long as you have a pen. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, women of midlife: BAM! Next we harnessed keyboard, buzz and whir of modem. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, women of midlife: BAM! YouTube, Blab, and GoogleMeets over toast and jam, Yesterday, today, tomorrow, women of midlife: BAM! Prose and verse, humor and vice, even a poetry slam, Yesterday, today, tomorrow, women of midlife: BAM. Hugs and laughs and salutations, into a small car we cram. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, women of midlife: BAM.