"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Please help Rodney

Last week, I wrote just a little about Rodney, who is battling leukemia.

Rodney is a writer trapped in a photographer’s body. He’s an amazingly witty, smart and talented person.

He was a photographer in Detroit when he fell victim, like so many of us, to the sweeping newspaper layoffs.

He found brief hope when he joined the staff of the new Detroit start-up paper.

Sadly, we all know how that ended.

Then he was diagnosed with leukemia.

What a year.

So, Rodney and his family could use a little help, to say the least.

He wrote a book called “Spiritual Wanderer” that you can buy right here.

His publishers are doing an amazingly cool thing. For the rest of 2010, they’re giving up their cut and giving ALL the proceeds from Rodney’s book directly to Rodney.

So, please, spend $10 and buy the book. It will help Rodney and only Rodney.

I’m ordering mine today. Join me?

From what I’ve read from Rodney so far, I know the money will be his, but the gift will be ours.


  1. Hey Misty! I'm loving your blog.Trying small things to take better care of myself, too. Nothing as amazing as what you've accomplished already. I'm so proud of you! (Am I allowed to say that?)
    What would you think of trying to get as many of the Mountain Workshops faculty regulars together as we can to do something good for Rodney? I'm sure a lot of people have been in touch individually, but it seems there ought to be a group hug, too. Yes?
    Yr. loving fan,

  2. Lynne! So great to hear from you. OF COURSE you can say you are proud of me. I can't hear that enough! :) I think a MW group hug sounds wonderful. I'm in. I'm betting Facebook will be a great place to rally the troops, yes? Let me know how I can help. Thank you so much for reading.

  3. Nicholas GregoryJuly 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Ahhh... just joined in on that group hug...