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Jennifer's Latest Blogs

Feb.17.2014 - 5:49 am
Part 4 in a series on caregiving and dementia Punch Lines “That’ll be fifty dollars,” R. says to a passerby on the local footbridge, turning with an outstretched palm as though he...
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Feb.15.2014 - 5:45 am
Part 3 in a series of short takes on dementia and caregiving. R. may wear two pair of pants simultaneously, and have a hard time figuring out how to cut up his food or which...
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Feb.13.2014 - 7:00 am
Part 2 of a series on dementia and caregiving--an exploration of topics for a collection of essays. In our effort to give comfort, we say we understand, but there is no way this...
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Feb.12.2014 - 9:01 am
I'm just beginning to explore writing a collection of essays on caregiving, and would like to experiment here with a few blog posts, to see how it feels to share some of my tales...
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Comments from Jennifer

Feb.17.2014 - 7:49 am
In response to: Your Best Is Not Good Enough For Me
Orna, Thanks for posting this essay. I share your friend's comment about humility. Being a caregiver for a person with...
Apr.01.2012 - 5:09 am
In response to: I'm Mad and I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!
Bernice, I, for one, read past the color line. I think your case is important for white readers. The slave era...
Mar.03.2012 - 11:00 am
In response to: Are you loveable?
Part of loving well, I realize so late in life, means letting others in.  It means being loveable - not in the...
Mar.03.2012 - 10:29 am
In response to: If your writing strikes you as crappy, you’re on the right track.
Thank you Sarah for posting Daniel Griffin's advice. I'm going to share a link to this post with my fellow participants...
Feb.28.2012 - 10:13 am
In response to: Hibernaculum
This post reads like a love letter, has a poetic quality that immersed me in the intimacy of this story. I too have...