Maureen O’Hern is an unreformed English major, so naturally she harbors a secret (until now) desire to be a writer. She is a long-time single parent, a former caregiver, a one-time teacher, a grandma, a lousy cook, a good baker, a rusty pianist, a botanical artist, a gardener who has been known to kill mint. She is writing a book about her caregiving experience and has learned that the subject of caregiving is deeper and wider than she’d realized. In searching for words to tell about caregiving, she has found words about other things and about herself; remnants, fragments, shards — oddments all — lie about in memory and in the daily, inviting a closer eye and slyly suggesting paragraphs of their own on the way to this book.
April 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Maureen, What a fantastic name for your blog-it enticed me here. Thank you for your lovely, poignant, honest eloquent–and humorous!–work. Cheers….
April 5, 2014 at 11:22 am
Thank you, Sirena, for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.
October 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm
You are a writer 🙂
October 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm
Thank you for those encouraging words!
June 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm
I decided to come read your ‘about’ page and found that besides enjoying your posts and comments we share, we have several things in common. Made me smile. 🙂
June 29, 2016 at 10:34 am
I am immensely flattered that you came to my About page. Thank you! I am pleased to find out we have things in common because I have so thoroughly enjoyed your posts and photos.
March 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm
I’m glad that you continue to work on your amazing and very moving book. I hope I’m back to receiving your posts on a regular basis.
March 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm
I hope so too, Shirah! I love thinking that you are reading along — you’re not so far away then. Thanks for your note!
August 13, 2017 at 12:41 am
You are too modest! These “Oddments” reflect the amazing person that you are! 💕
August 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm
And you are very generous — thank you!
March 19, 2018 at 5:36 pm
Jim and I had lunch yesterday with Judy Garst Schramm and Lish Beaty Bache in Carlsbad and Judy told me about your blog. I am hoping to be able to pull it up and read your blog. I think of you often with fond memories. Kristin Andrews Weidenaar
March 19, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Hi, Kristin! It’s so good of you to visit here! I think of you too, and your beautiful wedding photos are propped up on my table upstairs, reminding me to write to you properly. Ann sent me the photo of you, Lish, and Judy that was on Facebook, and I thought you all looked SPLENDID!!