We never know when we meet someone who will profoundly shift the course of our orbit in the world.

Marin Women’s Hall of Fame talk by Jane Kramer March 29, 2018 

This is a story in three parts of three women who changed my life through their courage, commitment and community. Courage When I was seven years old, I spent a few nights in the hospital. One morning the most elegant woman I had ever seen walked into my hospital room. Wearing emerald colors and a wide brimmed hat, she handed me - not the usual stuffed animal gift, but a coral and pink conch shell. “Hold it to your ear”, she said, and I did. “Listen to the sounds of the sea”, she said, and I did. I did not know at the time that my elegant friend, Ruth Greenfield would become my life-long mentor... continue reading