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Jennifer Glass
Jennifer Glass is a writer, speaker and advocate for end-of-life options. She was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in January, 2013, just four months after getting married. Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience as a public relations executive and has held senior positions at companies including Holiday Inn, Intuit, Oracle, Sony and Facebook. See more at

Entries by Jennifer Glass

At Last: I Want the Last Word as to How My Story Ends

(3) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 6:05 PM


"I'm doing everything I can to extend my life. No one should have the right to prolong my death."

I met my husband Harlan on and our first date made a lasting impression. I liked this man. I hoped that this would...

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I Have Cancer -- and I Want the Option to Die on My Own Terms

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Eloise and Jennifer, at home.

This piece originally appeared on

My 7-year-old stepdaughter, Eloise, snuggled in close as I read to her, smelling like sunshine and little girl sweat. She reached up to pat my face, then traced...

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Diagnose Krebs - wie ich mich in einem Jahr äußerlich verändert habe

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Mein Mann Harlan hat jeden Tag ein Porträtfoto von mir gemacht - von dem Zeitpunkt an, als wir erfahren haben, dass ich Lungenkrebs habe. Dieses Video zeigt die Fotos im Zeitraffer. Mein Bruder Lawrence Glass hat dazu das Lied „Es sieht aus, als ob ich heute Krebs habe" gesungen, das...

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For My Husband Harlan on Our Second Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Harlan and Jennifer, August 25, 2012

"Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul." -- Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter Geraldine

Love me and live with me. Take from me, give...

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Living With Cancer: A Year in the Clear

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Photo credit: Justin Allbritten: Eloise, Harlan, Jennifer, Tristan -- July 2014

"The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for." -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

In my day-to-day life I...

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Ride This Ride: When Internet Dates Don't Go As Expected

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 5:14 PM

Have you ever gone on an internet date that didn't turn out quite as you'd expected? Hear what happened to me in, "Ride this Ride."

This column originally appeared on For more by Jennifer Glass, click here. "Like" Jennifer's Facebook page here. See her video, A Photo a Day: One Year with Cancer....

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The First Cut Is the Deepest

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Photo credit: Harlan Seymour

"The most important thing a woman can have -- next to talent -- is her hairdresser." ― Joan Crawford

I have an intimate relationship with a man who is not my husband.

This man hears secrets that I tell...

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Appreciate Every Breath You Take

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Photo credit: Harlan Seymour

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in." - The Big, Bad Wolf

I huff and I puff, but some days I can barely blow a candle out. I am easily winded, sometimes just from walking...

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One More Year: Please May I Have Another?

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 2:14 PM

Jennifer over San Diego

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." -- Mae West

This month I turn 51. A year ago I wasn't sure I'd have another birthday. Thinking about the significance of the day, I've been...

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A Photo a Day: One Year With Cancer

(6) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:48 AM

My husband Harlan took a picture of my face every day for a year, starting on the day we learned I have lung cancer. This video is comprised of those images. "I Seem to Have Cancer Today," is sung by my brother Lawrence Glass, co-written by Lawrence and me. The...

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Quarterly Yearnings: Breathing New Life Into Quarterly Results

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 6:47 PM

Hot off the press...

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Jennifer L. Glass Corp. (Ticker: JLG) today announced a third consecutive quarter of positive CT results, meeting expectations.

"It's no secret that expansion had gotten out of control," said Jennifer Glass, JLG's first employee and recently appointed CCO (Chief Cancer Officer)....

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Forming a Family, Step by Step

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Sisters L to R: Mary, Jennifer, Mavis, Emily -- September 2013.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." -- Lao Tzu

Last fall I flew to Carson City, N.V., to spend a long weekend with my sisters. I had...

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Parental Guidance

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 8:33 PM

Jennifer and Alex, 1966, Washington, D.C.

"I believe the light that shines on you will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee there's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard of a golden...

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Horse Sense: 10 Resolutions for the Year of the Horse

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 5:03 PM

"To live as if we're dying can set us free." Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!

Under the lunar calendar, last month marked the beginning of the Year of the Horse. It always takes me some time to adjust to a new year....

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Meditate or Medicate?

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 8:23 AM


"The blues are because you're getting fat, and maybe it's been raining too long. You're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that...

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Don't Sweat It -- My Lifelong Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 9:16 AM

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." -- George Carlin

I've never been what you'd call sporty. In my teens about the only time I broke a sweat was jumping to conclusions. Always the last picked for any team, I would regularly play hooky from gym...

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At the Top of My Lungs: The Big C

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:21 PM

Jennifer decorating shortbreads, 1967

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I'll drink the red." -- Seen on a cocktail napkin, source unknown.

Intense images and emotions fill my head and my heart when I think of, "The Big...

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At the Top of My Lungs: Luna de Miel

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 10:13 AM

Harlan and Jennifer in Lagrasse, France, October 2013

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love." -- Ernest Hemingway

A marriage has phases, like the moon. When full, its dazzling glow sparks a sweet kind of lunacy. It can...

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At the Top of My Lungs: Have Cancer, Will Travel

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 7:58 AM

Machu Picchu with friend, 1995

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

I remember the first time I sat next to a goat.

Backpacking across Indonesia...

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At the Top of My Lungs: Waiting to Exhale

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 3:34 PM

Photo credit: Harlan Seymour

"Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news." -- Ethel Waters, blues, jazz and gospel vocalist

The lab technician inserts the IV into my arm, explaining that the contrast fluid will illuminate suspicious masses...

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