Roving Ruth – Behind the Scenes – January 2018

Portland Roots and Shoots Organization

Jane Goodall in the Center

January writers often focus on goals. My article this month, “Charlotte and the Chimpanzees,” shares the story of thirteen friends who published a cookbook to support chimpanzees. It’s a story of passions for supporting ecology through long-term effort.

I hope your holidays filled you with HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. When you read this issue, we will have returned from Houston where sixteen of us gathered for fun, food, family, and friendship. The children range in age from age two to age 16. Yes, we made noise, and ate unhealthy and healthy food. The kids squabbled very little, as long as they had their electronic devices.

Our Sachse-Wylie Authors Group continues to grow with a prompt in December to improve description. We had a little chaos as it was the first time for us to try this method. Ruth Wharton leads the January 10 meeting. We usually meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Sachse First United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. We pushed the meeting to January 10 because of the holidays. The prompt this month helps us improve dialogue in our writing samples. We critique each other. A little scary but our group is kind to each other.

May Roving Ruth inspire new, wildly impossible goals.