November 22, 2010
If you read Pam’s House Blend, then you know that Pam Spaulding is a gem. And now she needs our help. As Karen Ocamb wrote this morning, “Influential blogger Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend is going into the hospital today to undergo surgery. It is not life-threatening – but it is painful and costly. She is taking unpaid medical leave and she and her wife Kate have to dip into their savings for the next couple of months. Having influence is not the same as having money.”
By Jeremy Hooper
Three or four times a year, this writer is lucky enough to see and spend time with one Ms. Pam Spaulding. Be it a panel, speaking gig, conference, or simply a night out for Indian food in midtown Manhattan, every time Pam and I are lucky enough to get back in the same physical room together, we easily pick up the conversation right where we left it. Because she’s just one of those people — a sincere greeter, active listener, and never-ending idea well with all the makings on an easy, pleasurable conversationalist. To both me and my husband, Pam’s become like that awesome cousin who we don’t get to see nearly enough, but whose every-so-often pop-ins always provide a welcome surprise (kind of the the same way we feel about Amy Farrah Fowler on the current season of “The Big Bang Theory” — a guest star who raises the regular cast’s game).
But today, I’m going to ask you all to help me send some of this good mojo back Pam’s way. Love, thoughts, prayers, Facebook messages, or whatever postive vibe-maker you might use in your own life: Pam’s having surgery this AM, so both she and wife Kate would certainly appreciate any early holiday cheer you can e-blast in their direction.
Or if you’re someone who prefers to put a dollar sign with those vibes, there are certainly a ton of ancillary expenses that Pam and Kate are going to incur while everyone’s favorite blogmistress rests and recuperates. Those wishing to make donations can do so via Paypal, or via the following physical addy:
Pam’s House Blend
105 West Hwy 54, Suite 265,
Durham, NC 27713
Whatever you do, be sure to keep some thought space directed towards North Carolina. Pam’s such a vibrant part of this digital LGBT family that we’ve collectively created. We’re a family that has to stick together through the victories and the setbacks — the champagne toasts and the life annoyances.
*Find more at Pam’s pad (where her fantastic co-bloggers Lurleen, Louise, Autumn, Alvin, Keori and Clarknt67 are holding down the fort):