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Dan is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of Plague of Darkness, Solomon’s Grave, and the critically-acclaimed Margaret's Ark. Writing as G. Daniel Gunn, he released Destroyer of Worlds and the novella (written with L.L.Soares) Nightmare in Greasepaint (Samhain Publishing),. His short stories have appeared in Cemetery Dance, Shroud Magazine, Apex Digest and many more. He and his family live in New England.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Books I Read and Enjoyed in 2019

This has been a good year for finding new authors and really digging deep into some of new science fiction for me. I also read a couple of biographies of past music and TV heroes, read through and enjoyed a few books I’ve had in my library for far too long, and searched out classics of literature that I missed over the first half of My Life. 

Some of my favorite new reads this year:

The first two installments of the Murderbot Diaries, specifically All Systems Red (novella 1) and Artificial Condition (2). Written from the perspective of a recently self-liberated mercenary android, Martha Wells’ series of novellas are brilliant in building this insecure creature with a mysterious past as extremely likable. Looking forward to reading more entries in this series.

The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan was an impulse purchase based on the interesting description of an Iranian-American woman returning home after a divorce, and the her family history in a country which basically went to hell when religion and politics mixed in such a catastrophic way. Beautiful prose and deep, well-drawn characters. Couldn’t put this down. Loved it.

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch Book 1) by Ann Leckie, is a book that should have frustrated me to no end but I couldn’t put it down. The AI controlling a colonizing race’s military starship also inhabits dozens of conquered humans used as host bodies. The story moves quickly in two timelines to build some fascinating worlds and characters, even if the reader is never sure who is male or female. The AI doesn’t have the ability to distinguish so everyone is “she”. It gets confusing sometimes, but go along with it and you eventually find a groove. I've never been of the school that insists (sometimes violently) that gender is purely a social construct, but I admit it didn’t matter to me, or the story, what sex the characters were. It's utterly original and fun.

Iscariot: A Novel of Judas by Tosca Lee: the author of one of favorites from a previous year (Demon: A Memoir), Iscariot tells the fictional story of the apostle Judas’ life from childhood to his suicide after betraying Jesus. Seeing Jesus’ ministry from this man's perspective is fascinating, and though Judas becomes more of a sympathetic figure, what happened is not glossed over – instead Lee takes a guess, given the world of the time and the assumption that Judas was sincere in his faith (though perhaps not eventually in Jesus), how he could have come to the point of turning in his friend and rabbi? As usual, fantastic writing.

Blood Society by Jeffrey Thomas had been sitting on my TBR list for a couple of years - you know how it goes with Kindles, new acquisitions push older ones down the pipe. Thankfully I decided to reverse browse and realized I had a Jeffrey Thomas book unread on my virtual shelf, which should be a crime. This one was a hoot – not really horror even though the crime boss is a vampire. It reads more like a crime thriller, and it's definitely a thriller. Fun book, great characters (including Al Capone) and a pace that doesn't let you put it down. This was a great treat and reminder how amazing a writer Jeff is.

Other books from friends in the biz which I really enjoyed:
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a novella which is a perfect blend of King and Chizmar. Their voices blend seamlessly into a fun adventure which will appeal to pretty much any age. Loved it and looking forward to reading Rich’s standalone sequel.
100 Fathoms Below by Nicholas Kaufmann and Steven L. Kent. I’ve never read anything from Nick I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed (and I’ve read quite a lot of his stuff), and this was no exception. A brilliant take on the vampire novel squeezed into the gasping confines of a submerged submarine.
The Girl On The Glider by Brian Keene – another entry languishing on my TBR pile and to my shame, since this novella was brilliant. Brian’s another who rarely misses with his writing and this one was written in such a personal, autobiographical way I had no clue (until the afterword, and even then…) how much was true and how much fiction.
The Last Sacrifice: Tides of War #1 by James A. Moore – having finished every volume of Jim’s amazing Seven Forges series, was excited to start this. Far darker in setting and tone, the book starts off with a bang and really doesn’t let up much at all. You’ll need to spend some time in the sun after reading this. Jim’s one of my favorite craftsmen in the biz.

Other novels I read and enjoyed:
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal was great all the way through, but especially the first half, after which the ending was expected and unfortunately a little more familiar. Still loved it.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, a short, touching book which opened my eyes to the lengths people still go today to survive, and the madness of life in some parts of Africa, compared to our cozy little worlds here
Eve: A Novel by Wm. Paul Young, the author of The Shack, was another of his interesting twists on theology, looking at the creation story through the lens of characters who might be human, or angels… it’s weird but interesting. Not as eye opening as The Shack, but still worth your time

Under “Classics,” I finally experienced:
Rendezvous with Rama by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Clarke is usually hit or miss with me, my favorites being Songs of Distant Earth and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rama would go on that list. Not a fast moving book, but clever and fascinating and surprisingly not very dated. The idea is clever with pretty cool characters, less cookie cutter than usual. Fun book and I’m curious enough about the sequel I check it out soon.
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, the life of a woman living in the sixties who commits herself to the mental health institution McLean Hospital. Funny and touching in equal measure, and overall wonderful read.
1961’s Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates has main characters who are some of the most whiny, codependent and unlikable in any book I’ve read since the recent Gone Girl. And I couldn’t stop reading it. Like driving by an accident on the road. A tribute, this, to the author for sure.
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion – my word, what a book. Wonderful descriptions and world building. The lost soul driving this story is sad and funny and without any decent compass in life. Can’t recommend this one enough.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – yea, it took me this long to finally read this classic short novel (more a novella). Steinbeck has earned his acclaim for being one of the world’s best writers. A book that is both honest and ahead of its time, yet still a perfect snapshot of the depression-era America it represents. At least one small, sad, beautiful slice of it.

On the non-fiction side of things, I read a couple of fun biographies:

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock by Gregory Thornbury, is the book I’ve been waiting for, for years. An objective, honest look at the life of the man who shook up the Christian music world in the sixties and seventies and almost single-handedly spawned the modern Christian music scene. Norman’s music was one of the first ways God got my attention as a teenager and his music is still as beautiful and rough as ever. He was also pretty messed up in a lot of ways, which this book does not shy away from.
Who on Earth is Tom Baker? by Tom Baker. My second favorite Doctor Who, Baker’s autobiography is long and thick with some fascinating stories (a surprising number of which seem to involve his penis for some reason). An interesting snapshot into growing up in post-war England, which honestly seems like another world sometimes. Ironically, very little of the book deals with his Who years, and after the halfway point I did find myself skipping ahead. It’s just so long. Still, a nice treat for someone who grew up watching this guy on my little black and white TV

Letters to the Church by Francis Chan turned my view of what a church could be on its nose, and for my wife and I, and a number of close friends who recently went through the nasty breakup of our previous church, this came at a great time. Read this and I dare you not to be convicted about a lot of things. I’m now connected to another “traditional” church family, but I see it, and its possibilities, through a much wider lens.
Finally, I read front to back a couple of issues of Locus Magazine (Jan & Feb 2019), always amazed how well put-together this magazine is for such a limited budget. And, a cookbook! Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between by America's Test Kitchen. A lot of valuable discussions of types of food one can obtain, but a limited number of recipes, and honestly it’s tough reading a cookbook on a Kindle.

That's it. I'd started a few other books, and in some cases got a decent way in before putting them down for various reasons. But overall, a pretty good year of reading.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Top 10 Movies of 2019 With Extra Stuff as Always

Yep, well, here we are, time to look back at a very eventful 2019, beginning on this Eve of 2020 with my picks for favorite moves if the past year.

As a number of my fellow writers/reviewers slowly circle the wagon on a possible new Movie Review Site (more as this develops), some of them have also posted their picks for favorite 2019 movies. You can find them (and this list will expand as they publish them) at:

Philip Perron (coming soon)

When I looked back on how many movies released this year I've managed to see  I was shocked (39, to be exact), not to mention movies from earlier years I got caught up on (25+). This year's was a slightly less-eclectic-than-usual but overall enjoyable one. There are still a large number of movies on my To Be Watched list I haven't had a chance to see, such as KNIVES OUT, LITTLE WOMEN, THE AERONAUTS, GEMINI MAN, ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP and THE LIGHTHOUSE, to name only a few. As I get a chance to see these I might just alter my list below a wee bit.

To wit: my TOP 10 (which are actually 11), counting down as usual from 10:

10 (tie): AD ASTRA: I really wanted to see this even after catching echoes of negativity around it. The concept was intriguing and I went into with only half a trailer's knowledge of the plot. Seriously, though, science fiction and Brad Pitt? Two of my favorite movie ingredients. I really liked this film, though I understand why an average viewer might not enjoy it. It's slow, very introspective and there are some plot points near the climax that shake believability a tad, but it is beautifully written, acted and filmed. The effects are gorgeous, with no sound in the vacuum of space which is always a plus. One of the more underrated films of 2019. Worth checking out, as long as you're not expecting one of the many STAR WARS entries.

10 (tie): ANIARA: I give this Swedish language science fiction gem shared space with AD ASTRA because, though the sets and effects might be lower budget, it is still fascinating to watch and it tries as hard, if not more, to impact the viewer. I could list it here for it's earnestness, alone. A highly populated ship enroute to a colony on Mars has an incident and veers off course. Without the ability to steer the crew and passengers must face an extended - if not permanent - life in space unless a solution can be found. Alternative existential and heart warming - it's mostly existential - a wondrous view into the what-if's of the average human's response to the isolation of deep space.

9: ROCKETMAN: It had to follow the near-perfect rock bio-pic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018) and so was destined its runty little sibling, and yes there are similarities in the storyline because the life of a huge rock star is a predictable one (rising star, drugs, over-inflated ego, crash and burn, repentance - the story of life I suppose). ROCKETMAN rises above the sameness by telling John's story more as a Broadway musical. The cast breaks into song mid-scene with extras in the background becoming dancers, a tinge of fantasy melded into the story of misfit and musical prodigy Reginald Dwight and his lifelong friendship with another misfit and music prodigy Bernie Taupin. Fun to watch and great music. And Taron Egerton became John, no question.

8: JOKER: Oddly enough, for such a brilliant film, this almost ended up in my honorable mentions as I was shuffling the list, mostly because it's so - damn - dark. Joaquin Phoenix was brilliant as usual in the title role of a mentally disturbed young man who, when he is taken off his government issued meds, struggles to hold his thinning world together for himself, his mother and his lifelong dream of being a comedian. Wonderful camerawork and directing, we are drawn deeper into this world. I left wondering if this was an origin story for the famous Batman baddie at all, or the result of deeper and deeper delusion on the part of a sad, lost man named Arthur Fleck.

7: SHAZAM!: This movie was AWESOME! With an exclamation point. Aside from perhaps ENDGAME (see #3 below), by far one of the best superhero movies of the year - if not the decade. Zachary Levi balances well the line between adult and empowered teenager. Asher Angel as the actual teenager Billy Batson held his own, with a strong cast of relative unknowns. Great for the entire family, with some gleefully dark moments both in the superhero and character stories. Strongly recommend this one.

6: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM: finally saw this just the other day, a documentary from a couple living in the city with a dream of owning a farm and a dog who forces them to pursue it. The cinematography was eye-popping at times, and the story never dragged - from the arrival at a deader-than-dead plot of land in the California hills through their struggles to bring it all back to life, all the while sticking to their number one rule: do it all while keeping a balance with nature. Inspirational all the way through. It's a documentary about a farm and I teared up a couple of times.

5: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Tom Hanks plays Mister Rogers. Seriously, do I need to say anything else? Fred Rogers is only a supporting character (though a major one) to the reporter on whose eventual article the movie was based. The reporter who has to interview Rogers for a fluff piece to try and save his career and, of course, learns a lot in the process about kindness and humanity. I expected to not be able to un-see Hanks as Hanks in the film, but of course he became the role. I was taken aback leaving the theater when I looked up an article about Fred Rogers, saw his picture and thought, 'Oh, right, THAT'S what he looks like.' Hanks had become him so well. Now, I didn't ball my eyes out as I had expected, but did tear up a couple of times. Yes, I cry at movies a lot.

4: MARVEL'S AVENGERS: ENDGAME: They had to end it big, and big they did. With every possible character in the 10-year Marvel cinematic universe coming together eventually to battle cinema's favorite bad guy, how could it not? How they did this was at least mostly believable, and enjoyable to watch. They skimmed over the whole issue of time paradoxes with humor and the concept of parallel universes (a theme which is going to be built on in future movies, as they had in the nineties with the comics - and unfortunately also nearly killed the comics by doing so). Only a fraction less enjoyable than INFINITY WAR, it was still brilliant and a worthy conclusion to the saga.

3: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Friggin' brilliant. Saw this in a late, late showing with some friends and maybe that added to it, but I liked this almost as much (almost) as Tarantino's magnum opus PULP FICTION (1994). Expertly filmed, armed with just enough humor and surprisingly little violence (until the end). There always seemed to be the lingering threat of violence woven throughout, but HOLLYWOOD was so much the writer/director being content and confident in his craft and wanting to tell a fable for his time. Great (if not somewhat obscure) music, too.

2: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: How anyone can bash this final chapter of a forty-two year story arc is beyond me. But we geeks are a picky lot, no? I loved it. Abrams brings most of the story threads from episode 7 and 8 and all the way back to 1 in some cases, and ties them together with love of finesse. The storyline with the Sith: finally a view into the darkness of the dark side worthy of its name. Rey and Kylo? It worked for me, how it all turned out. Abrams and the writers removed any possible romance between Finn and Rose, yes! (that relationship was one of the few things I disliked about THE LAST JEDI (2017)). Some great moments in an enjoyable and exhausting Star Wars entry.

My favorite movie from 2019:

1: JOJO RABBIT: movies about Nazis scare me, always have. Movies about people who support the Nazis disturb me. JOJO RABBIT is about a young boy who is excited to join the Hitler Youth movement and has an imaginary friend: Hitler (played to comic, and frightening, perfection by writer/director Taika Watiti. Hitler is carefully crafted to always be from the boy's perspective, his inner struggles and desire for conformity. Funny, sometimes outright hilarious at times, all of us watching slowly, unavoidably, grew more and more frightened as we loved every character and the war stumbled to an end yet we couldn't breathe easier because one of the characters we love is a Jew hiding in the boy's house and this is Nazi Germany. The film balances the terror and violence with needed humor so well. On top of all this, it co-stars Sam Rockwell, who is one of the best actors on the screen today.

Honorable Mentions: YESTERDAY (funny, touching and original, with great music), DOCTOR SLEEP (a very worthy sequel to the film and book, balancing both), GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (fun and great effects), CAPTAIN MARVEL (I actually liked this movie better the second time around, well done origin with a slightly weak ending), TOY STORY 4 (amazing how the fourth installment, like every other, is as good and impactful as the original), JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (not quite as good as the previous, but still very, very fun), THE FAREWELL (A strong, strong cast led ably by Awkwafina, touching and funny, spoken in half English half Mandarin, my oldest son's favorite of the year), ALADDIN (loved everything about this take including Smith's Genie - so does my five-year old son) and SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (predictable but still fun to watch, the Spider-man movies never shake me up like many of the other Marvel movies do, even considering this was my go-to comic as a kid, but it's still quite good).

I got to see a lot of great films from years past, some I wondered why it took me so long to see, like JOHN WICK (2014), ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974), 8 1/2 (1963), THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (2001), JULES & JIM (1962), the amazing STALKER (1979), THE BISHOP'S WIFE (1947) and EYES WIDE SHUT (1999), among many others. So I suppose it was a good year movie-wise.

Stay tuned for more upcoming 2019 retrospectives, including the books I got to enjoy, and I might even do a what-happened for this year because, honestly, it was quite a year.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On Spaceships and Direction, World Building and Psalms

So, yea, it's been a while. Sorry for not updating this blog more. Although, really, I do if you look along the right sidebar. I've been keeping you (whoever YOU are, leave a comment if you happen to come by now and then, would love to know if there are any visitors who are not spider internet robot things) up to date on projects (not to mention way down what I'm reading these days). As you can see there's quite a lot.  Let's hit the highlights from oldest to newest shall we.

1. The Photograph, a middle grade YA book written with friend Dave Hilman was completed last year and we're tyring the traditional route. to be honest life has gotten in the way and I need to find more publishers to try. It's a great story, I think it should find a home, if not we'll independently publish it.

2. Plague of Locusts: Did final touches over a year ago on my science fiction novel Plague of Locusts and for a time and trying to publish it traditionally (versus independently publish). Not an easy task considering the faith angle of the book, however it has currently been pulled out of the slush for a major publisher and is being considered by their editorial team. After over nine months in slush, this could take an eternity (in feel-like years) to hear back. It's how this thing goes, but honestly I'm not in a rush right now. Am curious what they'll say.

3. Vast Array series: so Plague of Locust, though standalone, is envisioned as the first in a series of novels with what I've decided to call the Vast Array series. Last year again I began to rewrite a book I'd started ten years ago (really) then put down, and have modified it extensively as a science fiction, converting it to work in the world of Plague of Locusts, only a hundred years later. Got quite a ways in when I realized this would be the final book in the first series (of possibly many) in the Vast Array universe, and that there was at least one, if not two, other novels between it and Locusts. So I stopped, and began working on a book I'd roughly outlined a couple of years back which would be a direct sequel to Locusts. But first...

4. "Doley Nant Flower Sky": this is a novelette written as a standalone story within the Vast Array universe. It deals with abandonment, foster care and adoption as these are themes very much in my life these days. I marketed it for a time, then decided it needed more story, so have gone back to add more scenes. Will end up longer, possibly a novella.

5. So, am in early draft stages of the second book in the Vast Array series, called Morningstar (for now). It takes place a year after Locusts and has many of the same characters, taking place in two new systems discovered. Part of the book is from the perspective of an alien race (though, really, the humans are the aliens in this story), and have been world building like crazy, including an entirely new language. Been slow going, but interesting.

6. There was a spat of time where I wrote a number of non-fiction/essay articles for writer/pastor friend Marty Holman's website The Holman Report. Enjoyed doing this and was honestly quite invigorating (especially some of the reactions form traditonal church folk, not all bad). I've also written, or started, a number of film reviews but truly, without a place to publish besides my own site, been less than motivated.

7. Today: Isn't the list above enough? Not for me. I found myself - as you can plainly see above - jumping in and out of various projects with no clear single-minded purpose, except to build a world in a specific science fiction series. I still am going to, but found that my heart wasn't in it. I needed a break, and needed to know what to do next. After some literal fasting and prayer (don't knock it 'til you've tried it, bucko), am putting everything aside for a time, to work on somthing COMPLETELY different and knew. Was not thinking too much about what it is or could be, just walking forward. Using NaNoWriMo as a tool to push ahead with an early draft.
   What is it? Well, for the moment it's called The Psalms Project. Beginning with Psalm 1, I prayerfully read it, wait for an image or character or idea to rise up from what I read, then write a short story. It's going to be all fiction stories, crossing genres - could be contemporary, or scifi or horror or some mix - and one for every Psalm. Now, there are 150 of these so this will likely be multiple volumes, if I go further than the first set, but the stories in some way will be interconnected. Tightly or loosely, we'll find out. For a first draft, I've enjoyed the writing (the words I've been putting down as well as the act of writing them).

So as you can see, without deadlines or direction I can move about quite a lot, but writing is happening and it's happening in spades. It will see the light of day and you will be able to enjoy it (I hope) some day, but sometimes good meals need time to simmer, to mix my metaphors a little.

Have a great day.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Thank You from Paul Keohane

"You find the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down."
                                                                                                                              -- C.S. Lewis
As I look back on this year's event, this quote seems fitting.

In between a beautiful Friday and Sunday was a storm-shortened Saturday.  Hurricane Dorian crept in like a lion on Friday night and hammered us a bit with its heavy winds and rain -- most powerfully in the overnight hours, luckily.  As a result, we had to hold off on our Saturday start a few extra hours.  The storm may have shortened our route that day but it definitely didn't dampen our spirits.

The MS 3-Day event is always such an emotional time.  Surrounded by the over five hundred walkers and volunteers throughout the weekend, it's tough not to be inspired by their stories and their resolve. 

I spoke to many people with MS, who feel the headwinds that life sends their way each day.  There were times when they talked about their struggles, both physically and mentally.  But mostly they talked about hope.  They talked about how they will not let MS define them.  They talked about how this event was a way for them to rage back against the storm, arm-in-arm with friends and family who love them and will always fight by their sides. And they talked about their dream of a day when those headwinds finally calmed and the storm that was MS headed out to sea forever.

I want to thank each and every one of you for joining me and fighting by my sister's side these past few months. 

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $6,000!!    You are incredible!!  I cannot thank you enough for your support and kindness. 

We will continue to rage against the storm.  We will win this fight.

- Paul

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Wicked Weird from the NEHW is now available!

A little late getting this out:

The New England Horror Authors' newest anthology, Wicked Weird, is now available everywhere!

Edited by Scott T. Goudsward, David Price and Amber Fallon, with cover art by Ogmios the Artist, this is a fantastic foray into the weirder side of horror. I did final proof editing, internal layout and publication (under our org's guide of NEHW Press). Here's the blurb:

There’s a side of the world those deemed "normal" don’t see, save for glimpses in flashing moments of fear and confusion. These places exist just around the corner of our vision, beyond the ocean fog of memory and nightmare, where monstrous children cry for love and secrets are hidden in remote caves; where nature reclaims its own and a sweet taste in your mouth portends evil beyond imagining. Within these pages are twenty-one secrets hidden behind a veil only the most ancient of beings have dared to pass through, brought to you by some of the most talented and imaginative authors to come out of New England.In short, these stories are Wicked Weird. Featuring oddities and terrors from Matthew M. Bartlett, J. Edwin Buja, William D. Carl, Victoria Dalpe, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Emma J. Gibbon, John Goodrich, Paul R. McNamee, F. R. Michaels, Kali Moulton, Errick A. Nunnally, Jason Parent, Steve Van Samson, Rob Smales, LL Soares, Wicker Stone, Morgan Sylvia, Jeffrey Thomas, K. H. Vaughan and Trisha J. Wooldridge.

Monday, August 05, 2019

Wheels and Heels Against MS, 2019!

From my brother Paul Keohane:

I can’t believe it’s already August.   I hope everyone has been enjoying the warm weather of late and that you’re all doing well!   It seems like I send out my letter later each year but, fear not, I will be lacing up my sneakers and heading down to the Cape this September.

This year, my sister Anne and I decided that, between leg issues that she’s been dealing with and my current sore shoulder, that I should go it alone this time around.  Although she will not be with me during those three days, she will most certainly be there with me in spirit – motivating me as the miles pile up and the blisters inevitably start to form.

This year’s MS Challenge Walk begins on Friday, September 6 and will mark my 17th year participating.   My mission remains as always -- as long as MS negatively impacts my sister, I will continue to do whatever I can to help fight back against it.  I look forward to joining forces with friends and fellow walkers next month, raising awareness of MS as well as raising the much-needed funds to get us closer to one day finding a cure.

Anne wanted me to be sure to stress to all of you how much this event means to her and how very much she appreciates your incredible generosity.  She has benefited greatly from the National MS Society’s programs over the years and knows how important they are in not only helping her but everyone else who battles this terrible disease.

Multiple Sclerosis is a frightening disease that affects the central nervous system.  The symptoms may be mild (such as numbness in the limbs) or severe enough to cause blindness or paralysis. The severity and specifics of the symptoms of MS can’t yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to all affected by the disease.

Your donations to the National MS Society are the key to these exciting treatments.  We hope that you decide to persist in the fight with us and be that beacon of hope for all who battle this disease.  No donation is too small! 

As in the past, there are two ways you can donate. 

The fastest and most convenient way would be to visit my fundraising page at:

You can also mail me a check, making it out to The National MS Society.
My address is:            Paul Keohane                                               
                                   2 Jillian Rose Dr                                 
                                  Oxford, MA 01540

Thank you all so very much for your continued support!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"Vaguebooking Out the Window of Life" at The Holman Report

My essay about a trend I'm seeing with increasing regularity on social media is now up at The Holman Report, check it out at