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What if it’s Alzheimer’s? Quit Worrying.

Get a Memory Check During National Memory Screening Week By Marianne Sciucco, author of Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story, #AlzAuthors I’m writing today as one of the forgotten, one of those left behind in the fog of Alzheimer’s disease that took over someone I loved. The first time this happened was in the late 1980’s, when, as a 20-something, I didn’t know much about this disease and didn’t understand why Auntie Gilda had to live in a nursing home and didn’t recognize me when I came to call. She (more…)

The Humbling of the Shrew

The Humbling of the Shrew – a tale of sixty-four bits or less… by Michael Lynes So…I hate computers and computers hate me. I suppose it’s only fair. After all I have misspent the last three decades of my youth assembling, tinkering, compiling and probing their convoluted silicon innards, and what creation does not harbor hatred for its creator? My reciprocal loathing is similarly well founded as the rewards of a career in embedded software engineering are few and fleeting. For instance I’ve long ago given up any hope of (more…)

Beyond “Still Alice”: 5 Books on Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

What do you know about Alzheimer’s? Anything? What should you know about Alzheimer’s? Something. This is not just our parents’ disease. It’s a problem that has far-reaching complications, not only wreaking havoc in the life of the one afflicted, but in the lives of all those surrounding him or her: spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, caregivers, and the greater community. Its impact is exponential: For each one of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are another 5.3 million (at the very least) affected. (Alz.org) These people are our (more…)

How to Eat an Elephant

How to Eat an Elephant or How to Start Writing That Novel By Kevin M. Kraft I recently reconnected with a dear high school friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen, or spoken to, for over 20 years. With a single telephone call all of the years seemed compressed. While I struggled with the fact of the two-decade estrangement, I enjoyed catching up and letting her know what I’d been doing. Namely, writing. After I filled her in, she expressed her desire in writing a novel, which, in turn, reminded (more…)

The Energy Of Love

“The Energy Of Love” by Paul Brewster Michael climbed the stairs to his grandfather’s bedroom. He opened the door and went in. His grandfather, now eighty-seven, was propped up on two pillows reading a book. Michael, who was seven, and the youngest of five children, went and stood beside his grandfather’s bed. His grandfather looked up from his book at Michael, and said, “Hello Michael. You’ve finished your dinner have you?” “Yes grandpapa, I have. What are you reading?” “This?” asked Michael’s grandfather, as he waved the book in front (more…)

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love… a poem by Gilda Evans Most of my audience knows me as an author and speaker, but few are familiar with my poetry. My poetry is as diverse as my other writings – the meter, subject matter and innate rhythms vary greatly. The one I’ve chosen to share now is one of my earlier poems. It is freeform with a distinctly feminine subject. It was inspired on a rather lonely, rainy day several years ago while I was contemplating the view from my window. I felt a (more…)

Guest Posts

In May, I took advantage of an amazing opportunity and accepted an  invitation to write a guest post for Gilda Evans — THE Gilda Evans. In case you have been living in a cave for the past fifteen years, Gilda Evans is an accomplished television writer, producer, and director. In fact, she was even nominated for awards such as the Emmy and Ace. I titled the post, “Our First Kiss” and you can read it on “Girl Talk with Gilda Evans”. I enjoyed writing “Our First Kiss” and quickly realized (more…)