All posts by Genie Jennings

Genie Jennings

About Genie Jennings

My blog, as my life, is composed of many interests. Because you are reading this, we must share at least one. They are divided into categories, so you can easily find others on our mutual topic. Also, you can avoid things on which we might diverge. Things labeled 'genie' are general life musings. When I took up fly fishing in earnest, I was struck by how much it was like skiing to me. It is an intricate activity that is easy to enter, and the more one knows, the more one realizes how little one knows. My comment was, "I would love to have something I love that does not require so much effort." I immediately knew that was not true. It is the striving that makes things valuable, and it is the striving that is life. I am evolving; I am becoming many things, a skier, a fly fisherman, an irrationally self-reliant human. I am becoming 'genie' whoever that might be.

Becoming a Flyfisherman. Celebrating 20 years of Casting for Recovery.

Today, August 4, 20 years of Casting for Recovery in Maine will be celebrated at the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association in Oquossoc. As many as possible Mountain Princesses, their family and friends will gather for their special union with each other and the volunteers who have enriched their lives. Through the efforts of […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. Sleep deprivation

It’s little things that make all the difference in the quality of life. Long before my knee operation family members were nagging me about how little sleep I get. I agreed with both their analysis and the importance of changing that aspect of my behavior. With the help of my handy Fitbit, I began the […]

Becoming a Flyfisherman. Reunion reveals the kindness of strangers.

“I thought I was going to learn how to cast with a fly rod,” Gina, the stranger with whom I was sharing a room in a delightful guest house on Rangeley Lake, confided. “I had no idea what this was all about. Like Gina, most of us were not prepared for our session of Casting […]

Becoming a gardener. I have been measuring time in confinement by the flowers I have not been able to pick.

Recovery from my partial knee replacement surgery has been both easier and harder than I anticipated. The surgeon had told my husband that we should “Wait until week three!” Near the end of the second week, without thinking I stood up and walked without my crutch. Suddenly realizing where I was and what I had […]

Today is Post-Op Day 4.

On Monday morning I had a Robotic Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement of my left knee. I was discharged in the afternoon when the spinal and nerve blocks had worn off enough for my legs to move allowing me to walk down the hall, and up and down a small stairway with the physical therapist. […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. You would think I would know that I couldn’t just let things happen.

Since I got my Fitbit in December, my life has drastically changed. Some things have been coincidental, some have been directly caused by the device. For instance, I had decided that I need to move more often when I am at home and working at my computer for the major part of the day. Fitbit merely […]

Becoming Irrationally Self-Sufficient. Let’s find a point on which we can all agree.

This has been another horrendous few weeks for those of us engaged in human rights activism. I believe that we all have a right to life, and a right to protect that life and the lives of those around us. In order to protect our lives, we must be allowed the means to do so. If […]

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. We need educated eyes to assess our movements.

Good ski instructors spend a lot of time learning Movement Analysis. Before we can make reasonable changes in a person’s skiing, we have to understand what they are doing. We watch what is happening between the skis and the snow, how the skier’s body is moving, and make an assessment of what they are doing. […]