We have allowed our life stories and thoughts to go winding like a grapevine among us, strengthening our connections with each other and with our meeting. We are The Friendly Writers. About a dozen of us meet monthly in each other’s homes where we share coffee and friendship. Then we settle down to write about the topic of the day, which is usually some aspect of life’s hard earned lessons. We have not missed one month since our first gathering on February 21st, 2006.