Tag Archives: Genie Jennings

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 […]