August 5th, 2008



Coming up in a few weeks, we have the Summerland Gathering. For some of you, hopefully this post will remind you to register before the deadline (online registration ends on August 15th, yo, though you can also register at the gate). For others, maybe it'll spark an interest.

Summerland is a great festival. . . it holds a very special place in my heart. And this year, our Grove, Three Cranes, is helping to sponsor the festival (so, ya know, if you come, it supports our Grove, too!), which means that we'll be doing a lot of the heavy lifting for the festival, as well as running registration and a couple of rituals. In a lot of ways, we see this mostly as a chance to give back to The 6th Night Grove, ADF, who we affectionately remember as our very own "mother grove."

The schedule is shaping up nicely, and I know that a lot of people are coming, too, from all over the country (and possibly beyond, from what I hear). There's a meal plan for those who would like to purchase one, and fast food within about ten minutes of driving for those who don't.

Mostly, though, I'm looking forward to hanging out with folks I haven't seen in a while. There's too much time between Wellspring and Summerland for me, but it's to be expected. While I feel like I've been running pretty ragged recently with ADF stuff (Oh, you can't *imagine*. . . well, some of you can. . .), I know that Summerland is where to go to get it all back.

I hope to see as many of you there as possible (you can register here!). . . I'll be at registration on Thursday, wearing my brand new pocket protector and probably working on study program questions, which is what I ought to have been doing recently, anyway!

I simply cannot wait to get back into it all!