About KDF

Mom of Sam, 15; Abby, 13; Hannah, 11. No time for insincerity. If you’re not doing it (whatever it is) intensely, why do it at all? Great respect for writers and artists of all stripes. Fact geek. Determined to teach my children how to live healthy in a fast-food, overprocessed world. Blood cancer survivor in treatment. Red Sox fan.

Interests: Writing, Autism Advocacy, Fitness, Live Music, Visual Arts, Hiking, Cycling, Politics, Cooking, Gardening, Red Sox.

Favorite Movies: A Beautiful Mind, Best in Show, Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Princess Bride, Apollo 13, Singing in the Rain, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Going My Way. Anything with Audrey Hepburn. Anything starring John Cusack. Anything with Bill Murray. Everything directed by Ron Howard.

Favorite Music: Many Singer/Songwriter-types. Anything live. Foo Fighters, Band of Heathens, Darrell Scott, Sean McConnell, Brad Paisley, Patty Griffin, Peter Mulvey, Two Tons of Steel, Audioslave, Sheryl Crow, Kris Delmhorst, Bob Marley, Redbird, U2.

Favorite Reading: Anything by Dave Barry, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Gwen Macsai’s Lipshtick, Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, Ethan Canin’s Blue River, anything by Stephen King, Susan Senator’s Making Peace with Autism, The Sun, Writer’s Digest, Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” Brain Child Magazine


9 responses to “About KDF

  1. WOW ! That is quite a bit of writing up there!

    Clearly you know what you like.
    That’s a good thing.

    You sound like an intelligent, rational, knowledgable, secure, and happy person.

    Do me a favor.

    Stay that way!

  2. abby (your daughter)

    mommy have you been like that your entire life? yes duh! i love you and you better stay the way you are because the way you are is awesome!

    I love you, Abby! -Mommy, duh

  3. nice to know you :-)

  4. Will (your high school friend)

    Kathy! Doug linked me to your blog. I had no idea you were so prolific. Keep up the good work, because the way you are IS awesome :)

    Will! Welcome! -KDF

  5. How much fun is this to read?! Great stuff! Looking forward to reading many more witty posts.

    JT! Great to see you here. -KDF

  6. I’ve added your Blog to my Blogroll. Look forward to Katching Up with Kathy.

  7. Hey Kath,
    Gary just talked to Jim a couple nights ago and filled me in. Love your blog. You should put it out in book form. You have quite a way with words. You are in my thoughts.

  8. Have a great day!!

    How do Gary and I get tested for a possible match?

    Hey Julie, we’re not quite to that point yet, although I’m meeting with the transplant team at MD Anderson in March. If and when we get to that point, they’ll let us know how to get potential donors tested (just a blood test.) Thank you! -KDF

  9. thinking about you!!

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