Luke & I have been volunteering at Workshop Houston since our move back to Texas. I’ve parlayed my poetry teaching skills into uncharted territory – lyric writing for hip hop & rap songs in the Beat Shop! I also volunteer in Scholar Shop & the Bike Shop. Workshop Houston is dedicated to serving the youth of Houston’s Third Ward. And as usual the kids love Luke 😉
If you live in the Greater Houston area, I cannot think of a better way to spend some time getting involved in our community. Check it out: www.workshophouston.org
In other exciting news, I’ve embarked (pun intended) on an entirely new & different kind of adventure – without Luke. Which is probably a challenge to conceive of since I don’t usually leave home without the trusty & devoted, wiggly & fluffy Wonder Dog. Thing is, this new activity involves me pedaling around on 3 wheels instead of holding on to Luke for guidance, balance, momentum & support.
You won’t believe what I’m up to now.
To find out how I’ve managed to reclaim a dream I thought I’d relinquished long ago (when I was diagnosed w/multiple sclerosis) – and just how it is that a woman like me is fighting her way back to earning the designation of “athlete.”
All of this has culminated into something I can still hardly believe myself. I’m participating in the 2010 NYC Marathon!
Come along to my other/new blog where the story is unfolding. Consider subscribing to the blog & sharing it with your friends; perhaps you’ll support me by leaving a few words of encouragement or even help me raise funds & awareness for my chosen charity team, Leary Firefighters Foundation.
The new blog is called Wonky Woman On A Bent Trike, I hope to see you there. It’s going to be a wild ride to the finish line on November 7th, that’s for darn sure!