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The Embarrassment of a Neophyte Art Collector
Janet Thompson
  • First Edition
  • Language(s): ENG
  • 12 pages
  • Janet Thompson on September 10th, 2011
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Observe with amusement as the author meets Georgia O’Keeffe,
R. C. Gorman, Buffalo Kaplinski and Fritz White.

She was a boarding-school survivor, 1951 Polio epidemic victim, college dropout, office manager and self-employed bookkeeper.
In more incarnations, she was an historic property renovator, urban pioneer, slumlord, partner in water well drilling and other construction companies, financial winner and loser. She has moved over 40 times.

In the 90’s, serving on a Workforce Development Board, Janet was asked to give motivational talks to job-training graduates. To prepare, she reflected on and compared the reasons for her own set-backs, crises and victories.

Now retired and a volunteer, she writes occasional opinion and newsletters, reads news and relishes politics. Her stories have been published in the annual “Oasis Journal” for writers over age 50.
Once, proudly, her 12-column-inch opinion article was published right below the newspaper fold, as a contra-piece to one by William Kristol.

“Art Collector” is just one of the unusual chapters in her almost finished, 44-chapter memoir, “The Glass is Half Full.”


For 80 years Janet has been the fun-loving person her picture presents.

She has also had her share of big ups and big downs that have filled those years.

She writes her memoirs, now about 44 chapters, describing those persons and events that have influenced and enhanced her life.

The overall title of her memoirs is fittingly, "The Glass Is Half-Full."

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