Take You Me For a Sponge?: How My Marriage Survived Illness and Caregiving
Sea sponges lack heart, lungs, and the ability to move. They perform their ancient tasks because they must.
Kate Washington is a writer in Sacramento and the dining critic for The Sacramento Bee. Her work has appeared in such venues as Avidly, The Washington Post, Ravishly, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Dame. She is at work on a book-length memoir and feminist cultural critique of caregiving.
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