I’ve aspired to be an author since Mrs. Ryder in the first grade set up an “Author’s Table” for a few of us precocious early readers/writers. My contributions to the Washington Rural Health Association Newsletter have been published regularly since 2001, an outlet for my passion for rural healthcare issues as well as for the fun of writing. The August issue is posted to the web, and my article is at http://www.wrha.com/August 2008 Newsletter/guested808.html. You can go into the site through the home page at www.wrha.com and find out more about how WRHA is working to support rural communities throughout the state. You might even consider joining!