For WhyMommy

So, I’m a little behind the gang, but I’ve added the “No Princess Fights Alone”  button to the sidebar, in honor of the incomparable Susan (WhyMommy) of Toddler Planet.  Like many of the the others who posted this, I’ll donate to Crickett’s Answer for each comment on this post, say, by the end of February.  Because even as Susan has learned that her cancer has recurred yet again, she’s busy helping others.

It’s not fair that she has to deal with this.  But I was reminded today of Harlan Ellison’s introduction to Angry Candy, where he quotes Norman Spinrad as saying at his lover’s funeral “There is no justice inherent in the universe… except what we put there.  All the justice that exists, is what we make.  So let us show compassion and sense and courage, in Emily’s name.'”

I’m also thinking of Susan today because it’s the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, and I love the passion with which she writes about her work for NASA and blogs about Women in Planetary Science.  I wrote my college admissions essay about coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t actually going to be an astronaut, but I still have the Annie Leibovitz poster of Eileen Collins on my office wall.

6 Responses to “For WhyMommy”

  1. Jackie Says:

    I hadn’t seen this yet–I guess this is a circle of the blogosphere I’ve never visited–but what an inspiring woman.

  2. carosgram Says:

    I haven’t been to your site in a while so imagine my pleasure at seeing you supporting WhyMommy. I used to love this blog but that was when your wrote reuglarly and talked about personal finance and the economics of today. I’d love to see you blogging regularly again.

  3. Nan Says:

    Ha – happened to check in here on the last day of February, so here’s my comment. Thanks for supporting both Susan and a cause in recognition of who she is.

    I also would appreciate a few additional posts per month if you could squeeze them in. You always make me think – and usually constructively! Hugs to T and the boys.


  4. Nan Says:

    oops – there’s another day in the month. Well, how about that – here’s another comment! 😉

  5. Susan @WhyMommy Says:

    Hey, Elizabeth! Thanks for the shout-out! I had no idea you were going to be an astronaut once … very cool, but I’m totally glad you do what you do instead. Your writing and blogging helped me see what this new thing called a blogosphere could really be about.

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