Today I received our artist copy of a new CD, As Long As I'm Here, compiled for the benefit of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The official release date has not yet been set, and the date and details of the CD release party have not yet been finalized, but I just had to give you a heads-up. This CD was conceived by a friend of ours while she was battling acute leukemia (who is now in remission following her bone-marrow transplant), and we were happy to be asked to contribute our song "Surprised by Joy" to the nascent project. Little did we know how big the little home-grown idea would become! Three years later, the final CD boasts songs by Tom Chapin, Anne Hills, John McCutcheon, Josh White Jr., and--oh wonders!--Peter, Paul and Mary! There are also tracks by Pamela Campau, Annie and Rod Capps, Foxfire, Stewart Francke, David Mosher, Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler, Ann and Will Rowland, and Matt Watroba. As you would expect, we are thrilled and very humbled to be part of such a project. I feel like a little baby guppy swimming with a sailfish! We'll post details on the official release and release concert as soon as we have them.