Thanks to all the folks who posted comments on yesterday’s blog, my first for Blog Book Tours. (I just tried inserting a link for the first time, as one of my colleagues suggested. Hope it works out!)
Today I attended an all-day workshop on community organizing by Greg Gallusso, the man who trained Barack Obama! He’s all about the power of community and the strength that comes from establishing 1:1 relationships. He’s with the Gamaliel Foundation – I can post further information if anyone’s interested, or you can Google him. His type of organizing has many useful applications for writers – for example, our very own online community.
Then I came home to watch the Kentucky Derby – really psyched to see Mine That Bird, a longshot (50 to 1) horse come in first! And his trainer Chip Woolley (who looked like a country-western star, all in black and on crutches with a broken leg from a motorcycle accident) drove him on a 21-hour trip from New Mexico via pickup truck and horse trailer. Hooray for the underdogs (and horses.)