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Power Struggle

Eight days after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on October 10, over 120,000  customers  in the Panhandle are without electricity. Here was my way of coping with Hurricane Irma in 2017 when I was without power. I wrote a  poem. Power Struggle My tunic hangs like a limp dish rag My skin feels like …

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Connections by Janice Rowan

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. ~ Augustine of Hippo I connected with Janice Rowan through a Parkinson’s Facebook group and knew I had to interview her.  Her unique …

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Creative Life of Poet with Parkinson’s

  The Positive Trade-Off Janice Rowan gave up her love of teaching preschool children due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease. She turned retirement from her 26-year passion to what she calls the positive trade-off—when one is prepared to work with and not against PD. In 2009, she noticed her handwriting getting smaller, and she …

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