Janna Cawrse Esarey

Janna Cawrse Esarey was a 2008 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Her work appears in travel anthologies and sailing magazines, including Sail and Cruising World. She also writes “Happily Even After,” a relationship blog for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Janna lives in Seattle overlooking her friend and nemesis, the sailboat Dragonfly. Visit her at www.byjanna.com.

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The Motion of the Ocean

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Meet Janna and Graeme. After a decade-long tango, they're back in love, but will the ‘high seas’ hamper their happiness…

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Only connect.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. No matter how much life may stink at times, I can't imagine wanting to be anyone else. Then I'd have to deal with their problems. I mean, everyone has problems. I, at least, know and own mine. (Plus, as my mother-in-law once said in between radiation treatments for breast cancer: Life is fun!)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Teaching sixth graders in New Orleans with Teach For America.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness? Heck, I'll just take regular old happiness, thanks. Singing loud and off-key on a roadtrip. Sun-warmed raspberries off the bush. The way a hug sometimes nestles me into my daughter so her neck and mine are the same. So many things. But, all in all, it's round and warm and orange-ish red and full and faintly sweet. It's the way I feel talking with my husband or my girlfriends or my mom when they really really GET me.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sushi.

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