Susan Speaks: Only the good?


Sometimes, you meet someone — in real life, online; doesn’t really matter — and you just get each other. I think in this case, it’s the music connection.

Ri at Music Savvy Mom got the shuffle I sent her Thursday night. A young woman went missing on the 17th, down in Virginia. While my favorite real-life band took the stage, Morgan Dana Harrington left behind her car, her purse, and her cell phone.

And vanished. No word of her since.

Her family’s offered a $100,000 reward for information to help bring her home. There are Facebook groups devoted to her. There’s a flyer.

And now, over at Music Savvy Mom, there’s a shuffle. I made it Thursday night, pulling songs that I love to work out to, songs that just seemed to fit. As I worked on it, I realized it wasn’t just a message for Morgan to stay strong and come home. I realized it was every bit as much for her parents.

Go see. And please, help spread the word. I’ve never met Morgan. Probably never will. But as a Metallica fan, she’s part of my community.

And so, I care.



  1. Alice Audrey

    October 23, 2009 3:48 pm

    Good mix. From Metallica to Cat’s Cradle was an interesting choice.

  2. Thomma Lyn

    October 24, 2009 1:32 pm

    Oh dear. I’m so sorry to hear this. I’ll keep Morgan and her family in my thoughts, and I’ll check out your links for more information.

  3. Jodi Timpson

    October 27, 2009 6:53 am

    I have loved Metallica for more years than I would like to admit. Anyone who has been a true fan knows that Metallica has always appreciated their fans. I am very confident that they would have stepped up regardless of what she looked like, race, weight, whatever. I would hope that this girl is found alive, however given the circumstances I doubt it.

  4. Jodi Timpson

    October 27, 2009 8:01 am

    Louie is definitely the worst of the dancers remaining. Clearly the judges have kept him with their outrageously high marking for what’s been called “pedestrian” dancing. They have just done it agin by giving him 7’s despite Donny only getting 8’s. The judges keep complaining about ‘justice’ but it’s obvious that they don’t know the meaning of the word! Rant over!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *