In search of story


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.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Maureen, What a fantastic name for your blog-it enticed me here. Thank you for your lovely, poignant, honest eloquent–and humorous!–work. Cheers….

  2. Thank you, Sirena, for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

  3. You are a writer 🙂

  4. Thank you for those encouraging words!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. You are too modest! These “Oddments” reflect the amazing person that you are! 💕

  9. 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

    • 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!!

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