Showing posts from September 18, 2016

Of Seaplanes, Lake Keuka, Discovery, and maybe Happenstance

The decision was made this past Saturday morning. We would re-visit Hammondsport, NY voted the “Coolest Small Town in America” in 2012. Lisa Brennan and I have been in the village a few times before but only learned of the “coolest” designation on this last visit. The road trip idea centered around a pleasant drive along Keuka one of the Finger Lakes; arrive in Hammondsport and have something to eat and drink at the Village Tavern Inn, a noted local establishment that features 99 beers on the wall (actually more than that including drafts and bottles) complemented by an eclectic menu, and afterwards, window shopping (with possible purchases,) the small, unique retail and antique shops along the village’s common square. Once there and starting our stroll, we were shocked that the annual Seaplane Festival was occurring that day. A few years ago, we stumbled on the festival celebrating seaplanes but missed the take offs, fly around parade, and landings. T

Opportunity seems to knock once. Either you open the door or ignore it is up to you.

inderConNYC ( ) is a professional development conference scheduled for October 29-30, 2016 at Cooper Union, a higher education institution located in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhood of the East Village.  This conference seeks to help women and gender non-conforming writers gain the tools, strategies, and connections they need to advance their careers. Linda González (photo provided) This year for the first time, a Speed Coaching program will be held on October 29 th , co-curated by  aaduna  contributor Linda González and also by Minal Hajratwala . Their focus will be to empower and help level the playing field for writers who are working through dynamics of power and exclusion in the publishing industry. Read more here: Sign up for scholarship recipients began Sept 7th and on Sept 14th the sign- up sheet became public on the website for any ticket holder to register. For furt