I wanted to say how very loved I feel after all the thoughtful and supportive comments that came in after my last post...thank you! When you guys so generously take time out of your busy, busy lives to tap out a message to me, it fans the flames of my enthusiasm for this space and helps assure me that I am on the right path. After nine years, I suppose it is natural to wonder "Is what I'm doing here still relevant and useful?" Thank you for the resounding "Yes!" Message received. I'm going to just let this blog unfold and reveal itself as I do the same. I have lots of ideas percolating about where to take Lost Coast Post in future weeks and months (dare I say years?!) and I'll put some of those notions into practice as the teaching year winds down. It is delightful to know so many are willingly to join me on this unpredictable journey of my art and life.