Janis Jaquith

Janis Jaquith
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
July 26
Janis Jaquith's commentaries have been broadcast on the public-radio show "Marketplace" as well as NPR's "Day to Day." She has been a regular radio essayist for public-radio station WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia since 1997. She is a columnist for Charlottesville's newsweekly, "The Hook," and author of "Birdseed Cookies: A Fractured Memoir," a collection of her radio essays. Blogger Waldo Jaquith is her son.


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NOVEMBER 21, 2008 2:54PM

A virtual undertaking: I conjure the dead on my iMac

Good Harbor Beach -- Gloucester, Mass. 1941

This is a huge undertaking, and I am obsessed with it.  I've gathered a few hundred photos, and I'm putting them all on a DVD: creating a display for my family -- a reason to gather, tell stories, and remember.

I'm scanning these family photographs, feeding them into

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NOVEMBER 19, 2008 10:22PM

Thanksgiving in Paris (...there's no place like home...)

It's Thanksgiving morning. A low, lumpy sky spits rain into my face as I run to catch the train to the suburbs.  I collapse into the seat, take a deep breath, close my eyes and try to conjure up the smells that will saturate my mother's house today: apples, cinnamon, and… Read full post »
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NOVEMBER 19, 2008 10:07PM

Can cancer induce joy? Worked for me.

“I’m going to hang up now, so I can scream.” Still clutching the receiver, I sank to the kitchen floor and let out a howl. A nurse had just relayed my biopsy results.

Although I hope that you, gentle reader, never require a biopsy and never have

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