Nostalgia

PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE

I had one of the best Christmases ever. Maybe it was because the grandsons were older and less frenzied about what Santa left under the tree. Or maybe because Ernie and I said don't give us "things" or "stuff," just experiences, as presents. Or maybe because my son brought his significant other for the first… Continue reading PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE

nurse practitioner

GUN CULTURE

It seems fitting to re-post what I wrote last year after 20 children and six teachers were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Let us not forget. When we were traveling in Ireland this past October, our Irish tour guide told us that Ireland did not have a “gun culture” as… Continue reading GUN CULTURE

Nursing Stories

OCEAN, ASHES AND THE N.C. WRITER’S FALL CONFERENCE

The third weekend in November I attended the North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference with my long-time writing buddy, Marilyn. She brought along her husband, Pete, in a double Ziploc bag. On Friday, after check-in, we stood out on the deck of our room at the Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach taking in the… Continue reading OCEAN, ASHES AND THE N.C. WRITER’S FALL CONFERENCE