Rhythm on the Rails | Writing Retreat Sneak Peek

I’ve never been on a train. So when I had heard about a one day writing retreat by train from Portland’s Union Train Station to Seattle’s King Street Train Station I was really intrigued. The train went by way of the Amtrak Cascades route which is one the most beautiful train routes in the PNW and arguably the best in the nation. Just the type of place you’d want to be tucked in to work on a writing project, or at lease in my case, to write my wedding vows uninterrupted by my dogs and routine of daily life.

Johnnie Mazzacco is the brain’s behind the idea. Formed from her own experience of taking the train and finding the inspiring bubble the train provides decided to transport groups of writers to and from Seattle with a loose structure based on isolated time to write combined with a social lunch and artistic scavenger hunt at the Seattle Art Museum.

If you are looking to get yourself into a unique head space for writing her next retreat is in June. You can learn more here Rhythm on the Rails. And for fun, the reason I travel can be summed up in Jason Silva’s Why do we travel? video.

 

All aboard!

 

Rhythm on the Rails participant enjoying the expansive river views via Business Class.

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I’ve never been on a train. So when I had heard about a one day writing retreat by train from Portland’s Union Train Station to Seattle’s King Street Train Station I was really intrigued. The train went by way of the Amtrak Cascades route which is one the most beautiful train routes in the PNW and arguably the best in the nation. Just the type of place you’d want to be tucked in to work on a writing project, or at lease in my case, to write my wedding vows uninterrupted by my dogs and routine of daily life.

Johnnie Mazzacco is the brain’s behind the idea. Formed from her own experience of taking the train and finding the inspiring bubble the train provides decided to transport groups of writers to and from Seattle with a loose structure based on isolated time to write combined with a social lunch and artistic scavenger hunt at the Seattle Art Museum.

If you are looking to get yourself into a unique head space for writing her next retreat is in June. You can learn more here Rhythm on the Rails. And for fun, the reason I travel can be summed up in Jason Silva’s Why do we travel? video.

 

All aboard!

 

Rhythm on the Rails participant enjoying the expansive river views via Business Class.

When we grow we celebrate!

I had a the wonderful opportunity to photograph a phase of growth for a family, a Bar Mitzvah. The kindness the family cultivates permeated throughout the whole session while the ceremonial threads echoed a calm and peaceful yet celebratory tone. It was a pleasure to witness this cultural tradition.

Here is a sneak peek to the ceremonial space.

Event Photography: January Women with Moxie Mixer

Photography by Erica J Mitchell for Women with Moxie

Women with Moxie, a networking company, showcased it’s new location for the 2020 mixers they hold every other month. Learn more at www.womenwithmoxie.com

Women driven companies can present their business to the attendees and share what they do.

Each mixer has a Spotlight Raffler where for $1 per ticket you can have a chance to go on stage and give a one minute message.

Your host and company CEO Dill Ward.

January’s Mixer message was for the featured sponsors to share their hero story.

Entrepreneurs merging in the new event space to expand their reach, make partnerships, and friends on one stage.

Next Mixer at the Crown Plaza is in March, see you there!

Event Photography: Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue 20th Anniversary Soirée

Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue’s 20th Anniversary Soirée!

Saturday, September 28th at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR

“20 years ago, Dr. Sheri Speede left her life in the States for a tent in the African jungle. Her sacrifices have transformed countless lives. SYCR is her legacy that gives us hope for the future. As we go forward together, we CAN save chimpanzees from extinction.” Text from website https://www.sychimprescue.org/