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My Book Comes to Life

This past weekend I traveled to Chicago to attend the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the clinic where I worked 30 years ago. The clinic sets the stage for my memoir: … 197 more words

Writing The Book

Smile

I passed an old lady

on my way

I smiled at her

She gummed a smile at me.

I saw her weary wrinkles

soften for an instant. 46 more words

Writing

A Little Tribute to Storytellers

Don’t you just love those people who are such storytellers that, even when you inform him or her that you’ve heard the story told before, he says, … 480 more words

Writer

More on Nurses Week

I am reblogging this post from Lippincott Solutions. My non-nursing followers can read about the history of Nurses Week and the writers among us will be happy to see that Lippincott is asking for “Inspired Nursing Stories” for their annual writing contest. 691 more words

Telling Stories

Beginnings long overdue

It’s been a while.

I’ve been away. Thinking. Getting counselling. Reading books and columns by authors on topica around growth, development, change, behaviour, abuse, parenting, bravery, and shame. 713 more words

Telling Stories

Telling Stories (Part 4)

Read: Telling Stories (Part 3)

Eventually, Mom and I came back. Mr T reappeared as a taxi driver, his voice unrecognisable from years of smoking, drinking, and doing time. 440 more words

Forever Young

Turning 50! What The Hell Is That Supposed To Mean???

Today I turned 50 years old. This past week has been filled with blessings, kind words, and good wishes. It has also come with variations of that perennial question: “How does it feel to be a year older?” I’ve never really known how to answer this question. 639 more words

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