Four Years On, with Literary Flavor

On this, the fourth anniversary of Susan Keegan’s still-unprosecuted homicide, we will allow other voices to express the profound sorrow, quiet rage, and still-hopeful belief in the rule of law that guides our continued quest for justice. Feverish reader that she was, Susan would appreciate our effort to let literature speak for us:     … Continue reading

59th Birthday: In Memorium

Happy Birthday, Susan. Beloved sister, cousin, mother, daughter, friend, artist, and teacher.  We keep your memory alive in our hearts, we celebrate the time we had with you, and we miss you every day. And we continue to pursue justice on your behalf.  Enough already?  Susan would disagree, as we are reminded by words spoken … Continue reading

A System We Believe In

And still we wait.  As Susan Keegan’s 59th birthday approaches, the sole suspect in her homicide remains free. Anxious, one assumes.  Fully aware that much of the Ukiah community expects his arrest.  Very cautious about his behavior in public. But free nonetheless. Susan “died at the hands of another” more than three years ago, according … Continue reading

The Anguish of Uncertainty

When the Malaysian airliner vanished from the skies last month, the world’s heart ached for the families – not only for their terrible losses, but because the early investigation was badly mishandled and the authorities kept them in the dark for far too long. We can relate.  The family and friends of Susan Keegan, a … Continue reading

Understanding Emotional Abuse

Before she was a victim of homicide, Susan Keegan was a victim of emotional abuse. When we think about domestic violence, we tend to think about physical harm, but a victim can also be the target of verbal aggression, manipulative behavior, and deliberate efforts to humiliate or belittle. Contempt is often part of that package, … Continue reading