Two nurses write about hospice services in literary journals. Great reads!
Torn ACL or How things can change in a New York Minute.
So here I am, a new octogenarian who thinks she is still twenty (my birthday was May 3rd). When I turned 80, I decided that I wanted to stay strong and flexible. Last Thursday, I was doing lunges while watching Grace and Frankie on TV. Grace and Frankie are my role models. Love ‘em and…… Continue reading Torn ACL or How things can change in a New York Minute.
Wishing you Peace, Joy and Hope in the New Year. Taking a break during the holiday season. Be back in 2022.
She Writes University Classes–Free Until May 31
I am happy to pass along a gift from my publisher, She Writes Press, plus SparkPress. Together they are offering free She Writes University classes. Timely since we, writers/authors, are sequestered in our homes because of COVID-19. I, for one, will be happy to learn something new while taking a break from thinning out my…… Continue reading She Writes University Classes–Free Until May 31
Best Tips for Writing in the Time of a Pandemic
I found the best advice for writing in the time of Covid-19 in BREVITY’S Nonfiction Blog, Wednesday March 18, 2020. Written by Brenda Ridley I am reblogging here: Ten Tips for Writing While Quarantined by Dinty W. Moore by Brenda Ridley Assuming that you are up and about during the COVID-19 pandemic, you could…… Continue reading Best Tips for Writing in the Time of a Pandemic
I have been without my computer for four days so I didn’t work on today’s post. I didn’t have a computer to track any other posts that I could reblog. I didn’t want to scratch out a new post longhand. Maybe I could’ve been more aggressive or use my I Phone to pick up the…… Continue reading Computer Crash
What Was My Memoir Really About?
This guest post was written for She Writes Blog on November 29, 2018. My book, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers, took me about seven years to complete. I couldn’t seem to rush the process. A mentor told me “the book will take as long as it needs to take to be…… Continue reading What Was My Memoir Really About?
Spotlight: Marianna Crane
This appeared in the September 2017 Erie Family Health Center Donor Newsletter Anniversary Spotlight: Marianna Crane Over thirty years ago Dr. Sally Lundeen, a nurse and Erie Family Health Center’s first Executive Director, spearheaded a project that would provide care for the underserved elderly right where they lived. The Senior Clinic* opened on…… Continue reading Spotlight: Marianna Crane
THE TIME IS RIGHT
Originally posted on Nursing Stories: Memories of an Older Nurse:
A friend deliberated whether she should visit her father for his 95th birthday. She was swamped with commitments. Since he was unaware of his birthday as well of his surroundings and didn’t even recognize his three daughters, there was no urgency to travel to another…
Nurses’ Books Need More Media Attention
In my last post, I told you about a couple of books I discovered—short story collections written by nurses. Lynn Rosack wrote a comment on my last post reminding me that Echo Heron, whose book I covered, Emergency 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room (2015) had written other nursing books. One of them, Intensive Care:…… Continue reading Nurses’ Books Need More Media Attention