Marianne No Longer Travels with Me by June Kosier

Before I retired, I was a dialysis nurse at the VA and belonged to a professional group known as the ANNA which stood for the American Nephrology Nurses Association. The ANNA held local, regional and national meetings. A neighbor of mine, Marianne, was a pediatric nephrology nurse at the Albany Medical Center and also belonged … Continue reading Marianne No Longer Travels with Me by June Kosier

A GHOSTLY VACATION IN THE ADIRONDACKS by Edward Pontacoloni

The ghost of Harold Harwood haunts the Hamlet of Ironville in Essex County, New York,  The hamlet is just a neighborhood, really: the Congregational Church with large windows flanking its entrance, facial like; the gable fronted Parsonage; the 1828 Penfield Homestead; the Greek revival Harwood House and, even earlier than these, the 1827 rooming house … Continue reading A GHOSTLY VACATION IN THE ADIRONDACKS by Edward Pontacoloni

Untitled by Leslie Sittner

ascertain-assiduous-derivative-existential-plethora-prudent-Sisyphean-subsequent-trepidation-worrisome At first he knew that it was an existential problem—that sadly, a worrisome decision he must make. While he was normally assiduous in his thinking, and always prudent in his considerations, he felt great trepidation that friends would assume his idea was derivative, and, just like his brothers attempt, it would subsequently fail. Without … Continue reading Untitled by Leslie Sittner