sending this to you in order to cast a wider net for my Boston-area
dance friend and fellow caller, Dan Pearl, who has PKD (Polycystic
Kidney Disease.) He's actively looking for a living donor that's
willing and able donate a kidney (especially someone with type O blood,
although as you can learn in the paired donor info on the website, it
could work with an interested and qualified donor of another blood
Dan's story, his health details, and more information (including specifics for individuals who might consider being a donor) can be found at http://danskidney.info.
If you can think of other groups or individuals to forward this to, in order to further spread the net, please do.
Wondering if anyone out there in Shared Weight land has suggestions for ways (or places) to have music transferred from 45 rpm recordings to CD/digital.
I'm asking on behalf of a community of folks here in Maine who are reviving a generations-old tradition of square dancing, and for many of the people who grew up in the tradition, hearing the particular familiar version of the music is a big part of their connection to (and nostalgia for) the various dances.