Last summer, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Sally James (a Seattle writer) for the alumni magazine of Pomona College. I spent my freshman and sophomore years as a Sagehen, and there are days when I seriously regret transferring to another college. When we took David to Pomona for a visit, I looked at it from a completely different perspective – and wished I had stayed on to major in English or journalism.
After “Because of Katie” was published, I contacted the magazine’s editor, Mark Kendall, to let him know that I had written a book. The magazine has a page devoted to alumni publications, and I hoped my book would be included there. Mark went beyond that, to ask me not only about the book, but also about our journey with Katie, and what I have been doing since that time. He kindly decided to tell the story in an article in the alumni section, rather than in a paragraph on the “book*marks” page. The result arrived in my mailbox yesterday. You can read it here:
(Photo by Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun)
I’m deeply grateful to Pomona College Magazine and Sally James for telling the story of Katie’s Comforters Guild with kindness, sensitivity and respect. I hope that it will be a blessing to my fellow alumni.