Yet another ridiculous plan.

Yet another ridiculous plan.
Oct 30, 2008

Do I look fat in this spandex?


Welcome to my Team In Training home page! Because I am ridiculous, I am training for a 100-mile endurance bike ride, the Solvang Century, which takes place in March 2009 near Santa Barbara, CA.


I am riding to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Those of you watching at home who recall my lone year on the Smith College crew team recall both my lack of team spirit and my inability to raise money, but that was seven years ago, and now I've got a reason to ride.


I'm riding in memory of my friend Andrea Coller, who died in April 2008 after a long battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma that consumed most of her

young adult life. Ironically, on the day she died, Glamour magazine published her prize-winning essay on surviving cancer, called "I Want My Life Back."


You'll learn a lot about her from that, but it's also worth mentioning that I met her when I was in college in 2003, living in Northampton and volunteering at the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton. Being part of that community changed my life==and so did knowing Andrea. A talented musician (hear some older stuff here), an amazing writer, a stylist, and a Tic-tac poppin', coffee-and-whiskey-drinkin' genius with attitude to boot. Her friends==of which I was only one, and not even in her closest circle==miss her. I am riding for Andrea. (That's her, in 2003, on the left. I took that picture. We were stamping ourselves with the hand stamps at PACE which were all old farm feed stamps. Andrea's showing off her RABBIT FEED tattoo there.)


Please consider donating in support of my efforts and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's pathbreaking work. At a time when someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 4 minutes in the United States, supporting research to find a cure is ever more critical.


Thank you so much. And check back here for updates on my ridiculous adventures riding around the Bay.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Yo go girl."
     

    Claire

    Sun Nov 02 02:26:31 EST 2008

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    "go go jacqui shine-- see you in solvang!!!"
     

    neda

    Sun Nov 02 02:33:05 EST 2008

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    "Good Luck on your fundraiser walk for a good cause. "
     

    neda

    Wed Sep 26 03:48:30 EDT 2012

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    "go get 'em!"
     

    Tue Sep 25 09:58:57 EDT 2012

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    "way to go doreen!!"
     

    Thu Sep 27 12:53:07 EDT 2012

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    "I would like to have the postcard and mix-CD rather than cookies, which though I'm sure are delicious, conflict with my desire to cut down on sweets. Love you. Tim"
     

    Tim Ruckle

    Tue Nov 04 01:01:56 EST 2008

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    "good luck. much love. we'll go on a long winter lake-side ride when you come visit me :-)"
     

    Josh Shear

    Tue Nov 04 03:27:33 EST 2008

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    "I'm Andrea's Mom, and I think this is an awesome thing that you're doing! Best of luck to you, and thanks!"
     

    Pat Coller

    Tue Nov 04 04:27:41 EST 2008

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    "Big props to you for doing this. You're going to be great! p.s. I expect a monthly mix CD of all the songs you're training to, fyi ;)"
     

    Emily Steinberg

    Fri Nov 07 04:25:04 EST 2008

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    "What an awesome thing to do--good for you!"
     

    Carolyn Delk

    Sat Nov 08 03:41:49 EST 2008

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    "i am in awe of your ability to make me want to give you my money."
     

    Neily Jennings

    Thu Nov 13 05:43:18 EST 2008

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    "Hey Mom, I appreciate what you are doing and want to help out in my own little way."
     

    Meredith Killough

    Mon Feb 04 09:35:27 EST 2013

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    "Pedal girl pedal... Good luck"
     

    Meredith Killough

    Mon Feb 04 10:15:59 EST 2013

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    "In memory of our daddy who died from cancer. I pray that one day all cancer will be eradicated. (sp?) I am so blessed to have wonderful healthy children and grandchildren, sisters, nieces and nephews!! Good Luck Sis. "
     

    Meredith Killough

    Tue Feb 05 12:46:29 EST 2013

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    " In August of this year Denise will be at her 10 year remission mark :-) Thanks for all that you do to support LLS, best of luck!"
     

    Meredith Killough

    Mon Feb 25 10:45:07 EST 2013

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    "You are amazing Barbara! You do so much good and I am so proud of everything you have done particularly for TNT. Love, Jill"
     

    Meredith Killough

    Tue Mar 12 03:13:55 EDT 2013

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    "We love you Sam!!!!"
     

    George Green

    Sat Oct 20 10:31:46 EDT 2012

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    "I love you forever!!!! I miss you everyday!!!! Te amo..."
     

    George Green

    Sat Oct 20 10:35:52 EDT 2012

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    "Go, Jacqui, go!!! If you can learn french in a month, you can definitely bike 100 miles! "
     

    Julie Stein

    Thu Nov 20 08:43:45 EST 2008

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    "Hooyah! You go girl!!"
     

    Charity Uman

    Sun Nov 30 03:23:45 EST 2008

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    "Way to get started, Mary! "
     

    Charity Uman

    Mon Nov 26 10:13:31 EST 2012

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    "Love you sissy! You're constantly an inspiration to me and I am so proud to call you my sister!!"
     

    Charity Uman

    Tue Jan 08 10:03:45 EST 2013

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    "Run Mary Run!You are amazing!"
     

    Charity Uman

    Sat Jan 12 01:54:58 EST 2013

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    "I am so glad to help with such a worthy cause. Keep up the good work, Mary."
     

    Charity Uman

    Sun Jan 13 03:49:13 EST 2013

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    "Thank you Mary for doing this."
     

    Charity Uman

    Sun Jan 27 11:33:23 EST 2013

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    "It's so, so awesome that you're doing this run in memory of such an awesome lady. Thank you and kick ass! -- Maggie (Pete's girlfriend)"
     

    Charity Uman

    Fri Feb 01 09:25:36 EST 2013

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    "Go Mary!"
     

    Charity Uman

    Wed Mar 06 01:17:17 EST 2013

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    "Goooo Mary!"
     

    Charity Uman

    Sat Mar 09 05:26:21 EST 2013

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    "For a sweet girl whose smile could light up the world! Remember playing when we were little, even though we lost touch, you still have a special place in my heart! "
     

    Charity Uman

    Mon Apr 01 05:42:40 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck, Mary!! "
     

    Charity Uman

    Tue Apr 02 09:59:42 EDT 2013

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    Charity Uman

    Fri Apr 05 08:31:44 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go Wendie! Good luck with your fundraising!"
     

    Mon Nov 26 11:31:42 EST 2012

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    "Gatehouse Antique Market 620 N. Campbell Sta. Rd. Knoxville, Tn 37934 865-675-1033 "
     

    Wed Nov 28 03:52:52 EST 2012

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    "Great job and good luck. This is a wonderful cause and rather dear to my heart also since my mother passed away due to acute myelocytic leukemia two years ago just ten days after her diagnosis."
     

    Fri Nov 30 09:37:44 EST 2012

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    "Make us proud"
     

    Wed Dec 05 01:02:37 EST 2012

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    "This is awesome. You are awesome. Thanks for passing this along, and good luck on the training (^^')"
     

    Pat Seeumpornroj

    Sat Dec 13 04:48:24 EST 2008

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    "Yea! "
     

    Laurie & Beth & Maia & Elias

    Fri Dec 19 11:52:13 EST 2008

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    "To my devoted and loving wife of over 47 years. She was a caring mother and grandmother for 45 of those years and always considered family first. She was always more concerned for anyone that needed help, even when she was very ill herself. She fought a courageous battle against Lymphoma and always said that "I am doing fine" when asked about her illness and treatments. She was an inspiration to others battling cancer and remained very positive about a cure. She truly loved every minute of life and was thankful for each day. She ended her phone calls to her children by saying "give my babies (grandchildren) a hug and kiss for me". She was a blessing in my life and is truly missed and will always be loved. Henry Geisz, Husband"
     

    Clare Robinson

    Sat Oct 26 10:36:53 EDT 2013

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    "In honor of the sweetest mother in law-Brenda Geisz. I miss you dearly. You always told me to take the time to relax and enjoy our family. I heard you and think of you in each sunset. You are our angel. We will love you forever. "
     

    Sat Oct 26 03:02:50 EDT 2013

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    "Thank you Lynne for walking to honor those who have been lost to or are battling lymphoma. Your commitment and dedication are sincerely appreciated by all of us who have been directly impacted by this disease. Many blessings to you!"
     

    Sat Oct 26 04:29:16 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of Brenda Geisz. "
     

    Thu Oct 10 08:25:04 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of Brenda Geisszz"
     

    Thu Oct 10 08:29:21 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of Brenda A. Geisz, loving wife, mother and grandmother, who appreciated every day, and fought a determined and courageous battle against Lymphoma. "
     

    Wed Oct 16 02:49:07 EDT 2013

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    "Go Lynn!!"
     

    Fri Aug 16 05:37:42 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Lynne!"
     

    Mon Aug 19 09:56:30 EDT 2013

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    "My former boss and most wonderful human being was just diagnosed this week with 4th stage lymphoma. Glad to help out the cause and raise money for research."
     

    Fri Sep 06 09:42:23 EDT 2013

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    "I was honored to know Brenda the last year of her life."
     

    Sun Sep 22 01:18:06 EDT 2013

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    "Love you Julie!"
     

    Tue Jul 30 11:51:34 EDT 2013

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    "Good Luck Julie !"
     

    Fri Aug 02 03:18:26 EDT 2013

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Thu Jul 04 10:13:40 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go, Julie!"
     

    Thu Jul 04 12:23:04 EDT 2013

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    "We are brothers/sisters going through life helping each other. God bless you"
     

    Gretchen Schneider

    Thu Jul 11 11:06:01 EDT 2013

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    "Been on the lookout for this, but somehow missed it. Wish I could be with you guys physically, but you know I will be there in spirit. God bless you all. The FAA family is awesome."
     

    Gretchen Schneider

    Fri Jul 12 12:19:06 EDT 2013

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    "together we shall win"
     

    Mon Aug 05 02:23:06 EDT 2013

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    "I am donating this in memory of Michael's Mom, Sue!!! I hope this fundraiser brings much to all Leukemia victims!!! Also for my sister, Rosemary (even though a different cancer) RIP Rosanne M Lyskawa "
     

    Jane Allard

    Sat Jul 27 07:16:21 EDT 2013

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    "You guys are amazing.... So proud of you ALL !"
     

    Jane Allard

    Sun Sep 29 07:34:31 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck to you and your team Melissa. "
     

    Mon Jul 22 03:57:14 EDT 2013

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    "I respect your courage and strength. Keep it going coach!"
     

    Tue Jul 30 05:09:24 EDT 2013

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    "Will be with you and Gama in spirit... Rock on :) "
     

    Thu Aug 01 11:14:30 EDT 2013

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    "Good Luck!! A cause close to my heart !"
     

    Mon Aug 05 03:00:34 EDT 2013

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    "Think of each sunny day as those above smiling down upon us and each rainy one as them sending us their blessings to wipe out this dreadful illness! Carpe Diem! and Carry On!...God Bless all of you!"
     

    Thu Sep 26 02:18:34 EDT 2013

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    "Hank thinks you're awesome!"
     

    Hank

    Sat Jan 03 09:48:02 EST 2009

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    "You are such a GEM!!!!! go getem GURL!!!!!!! you will SOAR!!!!! proud of you!!"
     

    Wed Jun 05 02:18:08 EDT 2013

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    "Ride it, sister."
     

    Sarah R.

    Sat Jan 17 08:25:00 EST 2009

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    "We love you son. Praying for a cure!"
     

    Mon Sep 16 09:45:24 EDT 2013

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    "Wish I could be there to walk with you all. Godd Bless! "
     

    Alejadro Garcia

    Fri Sep 20 01:58:32 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck to you guys, and happy birthday to my mother who asked that we gift her support to the walk!"
     

    Alejadro Garcia

    Mon Sep 23 10:06:38 EDT 2013

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    "Miss you all! Stay strong Schueler family!!"
     

    Alejadro Garcia

    Fri Sep 27 03:21:06 EDT 2013

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    "For Audrey"
     

    Alejadro Garcia

    Sat Sep 28 12:01:13 EDT 2013

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    "Hopefully this will help you guys and little Miss Audrey! We are praying for you. "
     

    Fri Sep 27 03:45:28 EDT 2013

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    "Took me long enough!!! Hope this tiny bit helps:) Keep on fighting Lady A!"
     

    Fri Sep 27 02:52:07 EDT 2013

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    ":-) Love you guys. "
     

    Thu Sep 19 05:39:21 EDT 2013

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    "Best wishes, Chris. You go, girl! I'm happy to be part of Team Audrey via long-distance this way."
     

    Mon Sep 16 06:17:38 EDT 2013

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    "we love you guys!"
     

    Wed Sep 18 07:05:29 EDT 2013

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    "What a great example of a good man ."
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Thu Sep 19 02:34:10 EDT 2013

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    "So dearly missed, but never forgotten. "
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Tue Sep 17 12:26:26 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of Steve Swenson who has touched me with his unselfishness and Love for his family. "
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Mon Oct 07 07:49:09 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of my dad, till we meet again. "
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Thu Oct 10 11:35:34 EDT 2013

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    "What a wonderful thing you are doing for your dad! "
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Tue Oct 15 11:37:54 EDT 2013

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    "What an awesome thing you are doing Brittany! In memory of my Uncle Steve. "
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Tue Oct 15 02:32:50 EDT 2013

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    "Love you twin! And the rest of the Swenson family! :)"
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Thu Oct 17 10:11:37 EDT 2013

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    "This is such an awesome thing you are doing in honor of your dad, Brittany! He has a special place in my heart forever! Have a great walk!!! Jennetta Rose It's All Good!!!"
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Tue Oct 22 08:16:01 EDT 2013

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    "Your amazing Brittany your always giving of yourself and helping others, Thanks for being an example to us all!!!"
     

    Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tannenbaum

    Fri Oct 25 04:27:34 EDT 2013

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    "Taya jee you were so much inspiration for so many and you touched so many hearts. Your generous community services as well as within family and wide circle of friends all around the globe are appreciated will be remembered always. We all are going to miss you for a long long time . May Allah SWT bestows His mercy upon you and place you on the highest of grades in Jannat ul Firdous,Aameen, summa Aameen. "
     

    Fri Oct 04 04:09:36 EDT 2013

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    "You are amazing."
     

    Beth Sousa & Sara Haber

    Tue Jan 20 09:45:53 EST 2009

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    "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees Pepp!!! Do Your Thizzle Baby!!"
     

    Karen Schiller

    Sat Aug 31 03:36:51 EDT 2013

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    "Lo queremos mucho y estamos con usted en su lucha. "
     

    Monique Daviau

    Thu Oct 24 01:08:15 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck. "
     

    Allie Thomas

    Thu Feb 05 04:19:38 EST 2009

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    "Shino. Remember when you ran into a car with your bike? Don't do that this time. Chase that yellow jersey, my love!!! xo "
     

    Moore

    Wed Mar 11 10:33:53 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,824.00 | Goal: $3,500.00
 
81 %

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My Thanks To

Sonia Oppenheim  
Beth Dungan  
Kathryn Wheatley  
Moore  
Sarita Groisser  
daniel najjar  
Alan Michels/ Laureen Kim  
Jo Ellen Kaiser  
Philip Wolgin  
Jennifer Walters  
Allie Thomas  
Amelia Allard  
Monique Daviau  
Ryan Newby and Coren Rau  
Benjamin Shine  
Janice Benson  
Albert Wu  
Karen Schiller  
Beth Sousa & Sara Haber  
Alex Ingersoll/Martin Tan...  
Alejadro Garcia  
Sarah R.  
Leslie Kane  
Michael Tyler  
A. B. Wilkinson  
Donna Blow  
Nicole Belisle  
Chelsea Gunn  
Britta Olsen  
Lauren Hare  
Hank  
brie sullivan  
Jane Allard  
Jennifer Spear  
Michele Rabkin  
Gretchen Schneider  
Sarah Jones  
Clare Robinson  
Sylvie Shaffer  
Laurie & Beth & Maia & El...  
Amelia Allard  
Pat Seeumpornroj  
Eustacia Brossart  
Charity Uman  
Connor Timmons  
Rebecca Hodges  
Julie Stein  
Patricia Goertz  
George Green  
Meredith Killough  
Neily Jennings  
Carolyn Delk  
Emily Steinberg  
Pat Coller  
Josh Shear  
Tim Ruckle  
leah welsh  
Philip Wolgin  
Nancy Harvin  
Kirsten Hollis  
Adrianne Francisco  
neda  
Claire  
Beth Dungan  
Emily Hamilton  
Charlotte Cowden  
Laura Blosser  
chi  
Amanda Buster