Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward

Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Freund I talked with Marianna the other day about the book I’m writing (more about that later). She referred me to a post on her blog from a couple of months ago, a post describing the olden days of nursing. SheContinue reading “Olden Days of Nursing: A Pioneer of the Past Spurs Others Forward”

What was my Memoir really about?

It has been two years since my book was published on November 6, 2018. Shortly afterward, I wrote this for She Writes Press Blog: What was my memoir really about? November 2018 By Marianna Crane This guest post was written by Marianna Crane, author of Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers. Marianna CraneContinue reading “What was my Memoir really about?”

Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic

The media mainly focuses on the nurses and doctors who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rarely do we hear what nursing students are experiencing.  Below is a repost from the Setonian, the official undergraduate newspaper of Seton Hall University. ********************************** Seton Hall nursing students and faculty provide unique insights into pandemic Posted By AlexanderContinue reading “Nursing Students Provide Insights into the Pandemic”

Writing advice: Anne Lamott and Toni Morrison

This past Saturday, I watched Anne Lamott on a webinar sponsored by Book Passage. She spoke from her home for three hours, sharing her wisdom on writing. She shared titles of books that might help with writing: Stephen King, On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft Walter Mosley, This Year You Write Your Novel Abigail Thomas, Thinking AboutContinue reading “Writing advice: Anne Lamott and Toni Morrison”

Hedda Hopper’s Lemon Pie

When I first read that men thought of sex every seven seconds, I thought that’s me. No, not that I think of sex but that I think of food frequently.  Even when I worked full time, I planned our family dinner each evening. Meal planning and cooking seemed more of a hobby that a chore. IContinue reading “Hedda Hopper’s Lemon Pie”

The Story Behind the Message

I first posted “The Story Behind the Message” in 2017 before my memoir was published. Now as I work on my second book, this post remains as relevant to me as ever. Writing for me doesn’t get easier, Molly. ******************************************** Rearranging my bookcase, I came across a book with the following inscription: This is theContinue reading “The Story Behind the Message”

Let me count the ways—to make a home visit.

As a home health nurse, I made visits in Chicago, Washington D.C., and right before I retired, in the areas surrounding Raleigh, North Carolina. I didn’t climb over the roofs in New York City, nor did I ride a horse or a bike. Unlike the nurses in the Visiting Nurse Service of New York CityContinue reading “Let me count the ways—to make a home visit.”

Nurses are nuts or do they just need “secretaries?”

          Anthony Langley contacted me to ask if he could send me a copy of his book to review and possibly discuss on my Blog. I am always happy to support a fellow nurse who takes the plunge and writes a book about nursing, so I said sure.      Continue reading “Nurses are nuts or do they just need “secretaries?””