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Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
life, books and more life.
Created 20 Jul 2021
  • No More Muffies
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    In 2003, Anna Quindlen wrote this: I am so tired of abortion, tired of the dishonesty of the arguments, of the intractability of the conflict, mainly of the insensibility of those who pass judgment. N...
  • Elementary Safeness
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The big news this week was the discovery of Gabby Petito's remains in a Wyoming park. Much has been written about what happened. Here are my takeaways: 1. I know it's hard, but try not to compare your...
  • During a Dumpster Fire, Look To The Helpers
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    So last week nothing felt right. Not sure if it's fall equinox coming or it's hormonal. Some of it was employment; I was turned down for an editor job. I have enough money, I just want to make sure I ...
  • A letter to Teachers: Set a Compass and the tone.
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Teachers, Congratulations! You survived the first month of school. I know it's been an odd exhausting time. Some of you may be teaching remotely. Some of you are back in their classrooms, walking...
  • Listen to Rosey Grier, Darlings. It's Okay To Cry
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    God, it's been a week, hasn't it? I can't watch the news; way too heavy. And Texas. I know abortion is such a hard thing to talk about. I do know this: the law that was passed isn't going to end abort...
  • Careless People Making Messes, They'll Have it Cleaned Up in a Week
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Let's not lie: This month has been damned hard. Of course, the past year and a half have been damned hard. Often I think of March 3, 2020. Why? It was my last so-called normal day. I went to work, lis...
  • Time Passing or Making God Laugh
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 0 9
    The return of COVID is awful. Have you seen those memes? On one side are fall plans. Then COVID is lurking in the wings. It's Darth Vader at the medals ceremony for Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, Helena...
  • It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Last week I wrote while writing a memoir, you must in Vivian Gornick's words: "Man is free only when he is doing what the deepest self likes, ah! That takes some diving." The diving this week kept on ...
  • Deep Diving
    09 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Years ago one of the best teachers I ever had recommended a book called The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick. Gornick uses a quote that says "Man is free only when he is doing what the deepes...
  • Rhymes with Nifty
    02 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    So here’s the deal: I should be developing a new website. I’m working on a memoir that’s almost finished, and agents apparently want writers to have websites. They also want writers to have 10k follow...
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