A Walk from Dusk to Dawn

I’m busy training for an 18-mile overnight walk to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and I’m excited for two reasons:

  1. It’s a great cause that means a lot to me. The AFSP does research, education, outreach and helps people in crisis and people who are grieving.
  2. The walk will be a big mental and physical challenge. The poetry of an endurance walk with a goal of reaching sunrise should not be lost on any one who has struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other mental illness, or watched a loved one struggle.

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How I Learned to Sew: Fear and Love

By Martha Michaela Hutchman Brown
aka Marf

I only really learned to sew in the summer of  2009. It was a year of wonderful and devastating change. I married a kind, funny, brilliant and amazing man in May, my husband David. And then in October, after a relatively short illness, I lost a kind, funny, brilliant and amazing man, my father. Continue reading