Blogger Patricia Youngquist is an author and a photographer. Her recent e-book, BIRD TALES, is interactive and includes the Blue jay featured above. Prior works include versions of WORDS IN OUR BEAK, where the stories are narrated by Cam, a female cardinal. Additionally, some of her photographs have been licensed by Fine Art America to reproduce as wall art and on to an array of surfaces for various products! Do view both side-bars for specific details on all of this.
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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ellen's passing was one month ago.
Today marks the one month anniversary of the passing of Ellen Rachel McConnell Blakeman, who I met when we were both in the third grade. The image atop this blog post is of a page that she read from An Inside Story, my book length piece about the inner experience of growing up with the medical condition known Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Within the page seen in this text-based image, I tell about an incident that took place at the time when Ellen and I first met.
I've put a red square around Ellen's comment to highlight her wit and insight re the situation. I miss her very much, but I guess going forward, it is far better for me to focus on how Ellen lived her life than on the date of her passing.
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