Donovan Alexander Niman

On September 25, 2021 my third grandchild, Donovan Alexander Niman, was silently born. He was announced stillborn. On October 6, 2021 we held his funeral. It’s been a devastating and heartbreaking couple of weeks for the family, with quite a bit of beauty and happiness shining through. (More on that next time.) Today, I wantContinue reading “Donovan Alexander Niman”

My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!

My first creative non-fiction collaboration has been published! My team won the W.R.I.T.E. Challenge this year! You can read the article at: https://penmenreview.com/writing-resources/6-dos-and-donts-for-starting-a-new-writing-career/ I am super proud of my group for pulling this article off! Due to COVID-19 complications, my involvement was more limited than I intended, however I did pick out the author andContinue reading “My First Nonfiction Publication is Live!”

Second Chance Progress Check-In

Good morning and Happy New Year! It’s 2021 now, and things aren’t looking any better than last year. As such, I’ve decided to just focus on college, writing, and family. The world is chaos and I don’t like it. I lost my job, so I have some free time. Time to write. New medications areContinue reading “Second Chance Progress Check-In”

P.S. I Love You – A Poem

Going through the pictures Of what used to be, I stumbled on the feelings Of what I used to see. I hid what I couldnt say, Afraid of what I’d hear. Now I’m filled with regrets That I could have held you near. I don’t think you’d remember We almost had something there, Long forgottenContinue reading “P.S. I Love You – A Poem”

Happy Holidays!

I’m currently on a two-week winter break from college. It’s a much needed break. As last term ended, I was refreshing my brightspace classroom often, watching for final scores to be posted. My 4.0 GPA hanging precariously in the air. When the dust of the term settled, my GPA still sits at 4.0. I’m eternallyContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

Pancakes and coffee…..Writing Prompt Free Writing

She woke to the aroma of pancakes and fresh coffee. Immediately, she started crying. She had to be imagining it, but it felt so real she could almost taste the buttery pancakes. She lived alone. There wasn’t anyone in the house who could be making pancakes and coffee. And yet, she smelled it as clearlyContinue reading “Pancakes and coffee…..Writing Prompt Free Writing”

NaNoWriMo – A Reflection on Writing

November has been a whirlwind, and we are only ten days in. I signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month), so that has kept me occupied beyond belief. The election consumed several days from me. I will not discuss political opinions here, as that isn’t what I created this page for. Instead,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo – A Reflection on Writing”