Friday, July 24, 2015

Last Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy (PBM) and reconstruction.  It was surgery that I believe saved my life.  FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered has been equally life-saving in my BRCA journey.  If you're the least bit inclined to support this incredible organization during its annual fundraising campaign, I'd be grateful. The letter below provides addition information about this year's campaign and my ongoing involvement with the organization.  

July 21, 2015
Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you for visiting my FORCE fundraising page!  
Four years ago today, I underwent life-saving, life-changing, and life-affirming surgery that kept me in the hospital for five nights, including one in intensive care, and then at home recovering for more than eight weeks.  As tough as it was, I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ICYMI: Tribute to Theodore Bikel

Hop over to to read my latest blog post, a tribute to Theodore Bikel, the prolific actor, musician, and nurturer of souls.  I will miss him, but am grateful for the memories of family and music he's left me.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seven Things to Love About Kenyon College

  1. The Kenyon Writing Institute
  2. Wiggin Street Coffee 
  3. Solo writing time
  4. Schmooze time with leaders from many faith traditions
  5. A new list of writers and poets to explore
  6. Last night's spontaneous kumzitz at the Hillel House
  7. There's still a day-and-a-half of wonderfulness left in this adventure!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth, The Mums

Dear The Mums,

It's the Fourth of July and, as always, with the Macy's fireworks booming and sparkling right outside my window, I am reminded of how much you loved that annual show in the sky.