In my own experiences, Marcia, when there are health and wellness issues nothing really matters anymore except finding balance with mind, body and spirit. I wish you all the best in the next season of your monumental journey. I tip my hat to you for the passion, pertinacity, and courageousness you exhibited untiringly in your pursuits with TWF. You had a dream and you made it happen. Applause!
I will remember, too, (with much warmth) when sharing in online writing communities was a delightful experience, and there was healthy competition, (despite the egos and the coteries) and opportunities abounded for those who were driven, and there was respect, and poets were pulsing with creative fire and vitality. Alas ...
Warmest regards and much love ... richard lloyd cederberg
The site was closed to submissions because I've developed spinal arthritis, plus three slipped discs, and can no longer sit at the computer more than a couple of minutes. Plus, only a few members... more
Marcia, I only now received an email from TWF with the heading,"Oh Marcia,"...I am so sorry to learn of your diagnosis. You have worked so hard to keep The Writing Forum the beautiful site that it... more
We have been together a long time, you and I and Kathy (I may have forgotten some and if I did I do apologize). This does break my heart for you.. but I know there will still be beautiful poetry... more
This is not goodbye for you and me, Marcia; if not for that, I could never let go of TWF. It's where I started and where many of my poetic memories lie. So many of us have grown up here "literally"... more
Dear Kathy.. Thanks for all of your kind words over the years... you and so many of the people on this Forum have inspired me more than you will ever know. I hope it's not goodbye for you and I...... more
Marcia, I'd just finished a piece for submission when I viewed news of your arthritis and your decision to close The Writing Forum. Although I am saddened to hear of this, I wish the best to you for... more
Dear Marcia: I'm so sorry your health is not what you want it to be and makes it necessary to close the site. It has always been an outstanding place to post and read poetry. You should be very proud ... more
Dear Marcia, I just this moment read about the site closing, and your bad health. Both , break my heart. The way you handled TWF was so obviousely a labor of love, and was done so professonally. I... more
Dear marcia, Thank you for 13 wonderful years, countless hours of hard work and dedication, and allowing us to find a place to share our poetry. I wish you better health, pain free days, and time to... more