Wow -- I got a fantastic birthday present Friday: a phone call to say I had won a Eureka! Fellowship. This means a whole month of just writing. What luxury! I can hardly believe it. The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow looks like a real treat; the area seems quite interesting too, featuring a lot of Victorian architecture and actual nature (I seem to remember the color "green" vaguely).
Thanks to Pat and Diane for writing me such glowing letters!
I'll be working on the Unikirja stories, so I'll have my Kalevala and one or two kanteles with me. Yippee!