Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring 2015 has arrived!

It's officially spring with the arrival of the equinox (and a solar eclipse and a super moon), and I don't care that it's snowing outside this morning or that there are still icy snow banks clinging to the backs of sidewalks across the city.The planet has tilted. We're on our course toward warmer continents of sun and light and greening pastures. The season of renewal has begun. Gratitude!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Did you know that this week is MS Awareness week? (I didn't know it, either.) But here's what I do know. This is a photo of my husband, Barlow Keener, who is running the Boston marathon this year (April 2015) to raise money for MS and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In this picture, he is running in single digit winter weather. Every weekend he goes out for a long training run--10, 12, 18 miles.

He was inspired to do this because of our dear friend, Susan, who was diagnosed with MS about 25 years ago. She has an aggressive form of MS and is now in a wheelchair, but her heart, mind, and spirit energize us daily.

There is so much I love about Susan. She is the kind of friend that forms an essential base structure in my life. I call her for advice, for laughs, for insights, for the feeling I have around her because she's known me for so long. She's also multi-talented--an award-winning poet, a former lawyer for Universal Studios, a singer in an all-woman's choir in Eugene, Ore.

I hope you'll consider donating to Barr's fundraising effort. He's more than halfway to his goal of raising $7500. You can donate $5, $25, $100--or simply cheer him on by sharing this link with others who might have someone in their family or extended friendship circle who is living with MS. Click link to donate.

Thank you!