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Searching for Clarity⭐ August 2016 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,
Happy August.
I just got back from my first real backpacking trip in the High Uintas. We hiked 7 miles in to Amethyst Lake (pictured above) in the Amethyst Basin and then 7 miles out the next morning. It was wonderful, except for the mosquitos. Mosquitos love me. I had only one meltdown, as I sat in swarm of them in our tent trying to stuff my sleeping bag back into it’s teeny tiny stuff sack. I probably got 10 bites on my legs in just a couple of minutes. I stomped off in a huff and eventually Craig came over with the Deet and started spraying me with it. I hardly ever wear Deet, because of the adverse side effects I’ve heard about. And, it didn’t even seem to help. 🙁 But I loved the backpacking and I want to go again soon. We want to go even farther next time. Maybe this hike. So the mosquitos will not keep me away! If you are a mosquito magnet, how do you keep them from eating you up? Please, give me some suggestions…

Putting one foot in front of the other on a hike into the wilderness is a good thing to do when searching for clarity. I want more of that in my life. After having that mouth surgery last month, it took me awhile to recover and feel like myself again. I’m finally feeling better and like my mouth is almost totally healed. I’m grateful for wise hands of the endodontist. I’m also grateful to all of you for your supportive words. Thanks for the e-mails and facebook messages. And thanks to Jamie for the yellow heart-shaped letter that came in the mail. It was addressed to “Poison Apple Medicine.” That’s the name of my new organization. Finding it in my real mailbox was quite exciting and it made me happy. Without worry about my teeth dragging me down, I am now able to focus more of my attention back on writing, singing, touring and creating my body image arts, activism and advocacy organization.

I hope you’re able to find some clarity amidst all the wild, crazy and scary events going on in our world. Tell the truth as much as you can.

♥ Mindy

Upcoming Shows:
Sunday, August 7th
Guest Artist at Unity Salt Lake
Unity Spiritual Community of Salt Lake
1610 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105
11amThursday, August 11th
Mindy Dillard at The High Note Cafe
225 N 5th St, Boise, ID 83702
7 – 9pm
Tips appreciatedFriday, August 12th
Mindy Dillard & Jim Nail + Friends
West Hills Friends Meetinghouse
7425 SW 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97219
7pm doors; 7:30pm concert
$10 – 20 Donation at the door

Saturday, August 13th
Performance Workshop at Influence Music Hall
135 SE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
For more info or the RSVP e-mail Skip at:
10am – 2pm
$20 (includes discounted price to evening concert)

Saturday, August 13th
Mindy Dillard in Concert at Influence Music Hall
135 SE 3rd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
For more info or the RSVP e-mail Skip at:
7pm doors; 7:30pm concert
$10 – 20 Donation at the door ($5 for workshop participants)

Sunday, August 14th
Guest Musical Artist at a Joint Outdoor Worship Service
with Bethel UCC/Riverside UCC (United Church of Christ)
Eastport Marina Drive (Port Marina Picnic Shelter Park)
Hood River, OR

Sunday, August 14th
Hood River House Concert
Hood River, OR
RSVP to for address
6:30pm doors; 7pm concert
Donations welcome to support Mindy’s music

Wednesday, August 17th
Tall Timbers House Concert
Hoodsport, WA
RSVP to Lois at
or call 360-877-5862 for address and directions
5:30pm potluck; 7pm concert
$15 at the door

Thursday, August 18th
Olympia House Concert
Olympia, WA
Please inquire for more information.

Friday, August 19th
The MuseBird Cafe:”
with Jaspar LepakMindy Dillard and Tekla Waterfield
The Conway Muse (has a full bar and delicious menu!)
1844 Spruce St. Conway, WA 98238
Doors 6pm; Show at 7:30pm (Arrive early for favorite seating!)
$10 Cover

Another neat shot from Laurie Jan Bray 🙂 This my mom and I playing some songs at the Mother’s Day Concert I did here in Salt Lake City with Otter Creek Duo. Thanks again Laurie.
Coming Up…later…
9/2 – Park City Brewery – Park City, UT
9/17 – Princess Fearless at The King’s English Bookshop – Salt Lake City, UT
9/24 – Escalante Arts Festival – Escalante, UT
9/29 – 10/1 – NEDA Conference – Chicago, IL
9/30 – Two Way Street Coffee House – Downer’s Grove, IL
10/8 – The Acoustic Space with Elizabeth Hareza and Alicia Stockman – Salt Lake City, UT
Full details on my website under shows.


Posted on: August 9th, 2016