In Between “Real” Posts

IMG_0436Here’s a nice sunset picture I took when I was on Marrowstone Island in Washington last summer.
I’m not able to spend time on my next post just yet because Old Jules, from the So Far From Heaven blog (, is in a hospital here being treated for GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) and I’m spending a lot of time going there after work as well as making sure his apartment is in order (40 minutes the other direction). So this week I’ve learned far more about this auto-immune condition than I ever wanted to know. For those of you who were following his blog and “know” him, he’s incrementally better from the first treatment (plasma exchange) but they expect it to be some time before he’s strong enough to go back to his own apartment. I have his latest cat, Miss Say What? (she’s deaf) staying with me and she’s okay with the change so far. My plate is full.
I do have some rather nice art work to show you from a mail-art pen pal of mine for the next time I post, so I hope it won’t be long.


8 responses to “In Between “Real” Posts

  1. Jeanne, Thanks for the update on Old Jules. Glad to hear he is on the mend however long it may take. Do tell him his fan club miss his words of wisdom. And all strength to you in this trying time. Alan

    • Thank you, Alan. He seems to be responding well to the treatments. I’ve been hoping he would go back to blogging, he has so many stories to tell, but so far I haven’t convinced him, or he’s just not ready! Keeping fingers crossed!

  2. Hi Jeanne, thanks very much for the update. Best wishes to you both.

  3. Hi Jeanne. It took me a while to find you, I have been looking for you on and off since Old Jules stopped blogging. I remembered having visited this site in the past, but could not find the post that he linked it in until this evening. I was afraid that his work would disappear, be swallowed up by the vagaries of the internet. Please tell him I miss his posts, and he was a huge inspiration for me, as a writer.

    I am starting a magazine dedicated to the diversity of voices outside of academia. I would like to reprint some of Old Jules’ work, in the hopes of preserving it for future generations. He and his blog would receive all credit, of course. The magazine will be offered for free, the first volume will be paid for out-of-pocket by myself. In the future I hope to fund it through donations, so that we can remain ad-free, as well as free for the public.

    Can you tell me how I might go about getting permission to re-print his work in paper format? I also very much appreciate the watercolors I see here, and will be including work like that in the magazine, if you have anything you would be willing to let me print. Anyways, first and foremost, please give my best to Old Jules, and be sure to take care of yourself, as well.

  4. Oh, fyi, I am from Seattle, and kinda stuck in Virginia, it is nice to hear about home, too 🙂 I miss it.

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