• carol

    I appreciate the clarity of your writing on this issue — Money is a problem for all writers, and disability makes things more complicated.
    I never did figure out the money thing — taught k-12 to support my writing habit. It was ok before I had cancer, but very difficult after that. Retired a few years early because of health issues and because I wanted to use some of the time that was left to write. What I see is that my writing is much stronger than it was when I had to squeeze it in before my “work” day started. I don’t know if there is a solution for people who aren’t from wealthy families.

    March 11, 2024
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  • Gayle Kaune

    Sending thoughts your way, Jeannine. I know you work very hard and it must be terribly frustrating to be younger and dealing with a chronic disease. I have to titrate my time bec. of health and it is frustrating, but I am retired..and the dentist? Love them, but it always seems to be a HUGE unexpected expense. The bridge that I had “fall out” last week turns out to be attached to a tooth that sheared off. Kachink. Kachink. Keep writing. The world needs your poems.

    March 11, 2024
  • Thank you Gayle. Yes, dentists and home renovations always more expensive than we expect. And I know money’s not the only way to judge our past decisions. It’s just hard sometimes.

    March 11, 2024
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Yes, I admire a lifetime of teaching – I know that is an incredibly hard job. I’ve read your writing and I know it’s strong. I haven’t figured out the money part either, especially with our health system being…difficult/impossible to navigate without a lot of money even with insurance. Here’s wishing us both luck.

    March 11, 2024

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