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robert-earle's picture
Mar.25.2014
Part VI of In the Land of Zim is now online at pikerpress.com   This is the segment where the really difficult work of trying to deal with a cholera epidemic falls heavily on the four Americans' shoulders.
robert-earle's picture
Feb.25.2014
The second segment of my novella, In the Land of Zim, is now live at pikerpress.com.  If for no other reason, have a look at the mind-blowing accompanying prints by Rosemary Feit Covey. But the story of four American women, three young and one in middle age who was born in what now is Zimbabwe...
richard-goodman's picture
Feb.23.2014
Judy Hartline Elbring, nurse Bear with me today, please. As we all know, books can change lives. This is a case in point. When I found Women in Vietnam: The Oral History, edited by Ron Steinman, that's exactly what happened. I'd read quite a few books about Vietnam—the war of my generation—but I...
karen-devaney's picture
Jun.11.2013
Blog When it’s time to Break the Rules  Several years back while in graduate school for creative writing and still working as a nurse, I had a mother give birth to a stillborn in room 406.  It was a dreary Saturday in July with thick fog plunging temperatures into the fifties.  My...
karen-devaney's picture
Jun.11.2013
Blog When it’s time to Break the Rules  Several years back while in graduate school for creative writing and still working as a nurse, I had a mother give birth to a stillborn in room 406.  It was a dreary Saturday in July with thick fog plunging temperatures into the fifties.  My...
rahadyan-sastrowardoyo's picture
Jan.26.2013
Since my long ago first post, I've graduated from Suffolk County Community College (Selden, NY) with an Associate of Arts.  As of now (January 2013), I'm enrolled in an Emergency Medical Care course while awaiting word on my acceptance to Stony Brook Univerity's School of Nursing. I've also...
teresa-goodell's picture
Oct.25.2011
This morning as I parked my car at the health sciences university where I work, I pondered the value of the bright orange sticker attached to my rear window: my parking pass. I pay about $1200 a year to park behind and down the street from my building on the far south side of campus, which equals...
christine-bottaro's picture
Mar.10.2011
Just when you think you're doing okay, that you're faultless and were meant for the movies, God laughs.  Only, I have come to believe that God's laugh comes disguised as the rumbling, echoing night noises that humans make during sleep. Yes, the creative power of the universe invented human nasal...
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Jan.26.2010
"I don't know who broke our butterfly," Brandy tells us, "but when they find him, just hand him over to me, and I'll break his legs." We're 150 feet underground. The air is damp, 85 degrees. The light is artificial. Brandy's cheeks are warm and flushed. Sometimes, you need to...