Author Archives: Jennifer Jairdullo

A year of noticing

I was recently in Los Angeles, California. I went out for a two-day communication course called, Something to Say. Rob Bell, a man I’ve admired for years, held it at the Improv. It was fantastic! Michael bought the tickets for … Continue reading

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Five Year Stem Cell Birthday

Five years ago today, I was in the hospital Isolation room, actually And all alone My stem cells were coming up to my room and I requested clergy to come with them We prayed I was so anxious I was … Continue reading

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Liminal Space or is it Purgatory ?

I’ve heard the term “liminal space ” recently and it’s begun echoing in my head Is that where I am? Is that what “this” is? And by “this” I mean my life These days with no agenda or responsibilities These … Continue reading

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Dandelion Seeds and Pregnant Cats

I have a very special attachment to dandelions The actual flowers and references to them as well Because I have a very special attachment to my friend, Shawn She was one of my best friends in high school In fact, … Continue reading

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Padre

We all have a father Some call him dad Or Pop Some refer to him as a sperm donor But none of us would be here without him Whatever the name you choose Mine is getting older Almost 80 He’s … Continue reading

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A heart the size of Texas

In November, the week of the thanksgiving holiday, my mom was rushed to the hospital with heart failure. She was unresponsive and had a tube down her throat when I got to the emergency room. It was almost midnight. They … Continue reading

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Grit & Grace

  So, I read something this morning that stopped me in my tracks. ” The body can live without food easier than the soul can live without meaning.” Thank you, Richard Rohr. He goes on to say-“Life is all about … Continue reading

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