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As Furry As a Norseman, or, My Life with the Vikings: Part I, How the Heck Did I Get Into This?

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 12:39pm 9 Comments

One bit of advice I ran across in several places for adjusting to my new life as a widow was "Find some new interests, something fresh that you enjoy and that never involved your partner."

Well. Hmph. This wasn't going to be easy. We had always had a few separate interests and activities, in addition to those we shared. But even my old independent activities didn't hold much interest for me in that first sorry year. Finding something that would motivate me enough to get dressed and…


My "Accidental" First Date

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:30am 6 Comments

I should have known better than to promise to write my second blog right after my first. I was having a good week, so you can guess what happened next. Yep, first a big dip on the old emotional roller coaster, then life slapped me up side of the head again. I swear, the past three years I feel like I'm living in a bad Country Western song.

Then something strange happened recently. I have this friend--let's call her Alice--who is one of those people who means really, really well. She…



Posted on August 7, 2011 at 7:05pm 4 Comments

Is it really this easy? I just come to this page, start writing, and I'm a blogger? Amazing.

I don't have any clear mission statement here. It's just, when I join a discussion or reply to other people's posts, I go on and on, so I thought I might as well try a blog. At least that way if I'm boring, nobody else has to bother with…


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At 7:31pm on August 27, 2012, Suz said…

you betcha!


At 4:07pm on December 8, 2011, Stumbling (Susan) said…

Hope to chat more with you.  I think your friend Alice is pretty cool, and it is evident that she cares for you very much.

At 11:11am on July 31, 2011, catmanor said…

Hi Jordan-

Not a writer but an avid reader. Haven't read SF too much lately but voraciously in years past. Formerly into Fandom as well but my late husband wasn't so didn't do much over the years. Two of my college friends have stayed very was even a worldcon chair...and they convinced me that this would be a good thing for me to do,  reconnect with them and the SF community. Since worldcon also spans my birthday it seemed the perfect thing to do...see old friends and get through what is bound to be a difficult day...Dennis always made such a big deal of my birthday.


At 8:14am on July 13, 2011,
Soaring Spirits
Thanks for your support!! I agree and I hope you keep popping in there to share! We all learn from each other, and can "companion" on the way, even when we don't know the answers. :-)
At 3:57am on July 12, 2011, Kaye (Nextstep11) said…

My pleasure! People were kind and welcomed me when I arrived and I know how good it felt; I know you will do the same for someone else who comes in after us.

For me, its part of what makes any kind of sense of what we are experiencing.


At 5:56pm on July 7, 2011,
Soaring Spirits

Jordan, I think the story about the science fiction conventions and your new interests is so wonderful that I am going to start a discussion about NEW INTERESTS and HOBBIES dedicated to that topic. Such an important part of living THROUGH this all!

Thanks so much for sharing your life with us here!



At 8:26am on July 4, 2011, Kaye (Nextstep11) said…

Welcome Jordan, I am fairly new here too and know how good it felt to have a friendly face say welcome. Hope to see you on the in the forum's or in a group.

My very best to you.

At 9:26pm on July 1, 2011, Dianne in Nevada said…
Pleased you found us, Jordan. Take a look around and join our conversations.
At 6:47pm on July 1, 2011, wannabmartha said…

So sorry for the reason that you’re here but glad you’ve joined us. You’ll find insight, understanding and support here at Widowed Village. We’re traveling the same road together some further down the road than others.  Join a group when you’re ready to get better connected. Participate in a forum and/or chat anytime. If you have questions, feel free to ask. There is always someone around willing to help.


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