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Blogs of Writer, Artist, Photographer, & Caregiver Joanne D. Kiggins

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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Too many hopes!

With the deadline to the Idol Entry only a day and a half away, I've been racking my brain to figure out what to write. I have far too many hopes right now floating around in my brain. Having moved in with Mom and this being a week from hell, I can't concentrate. Normally I'd be able to write a creative fiction piece on this subject of Hope, but the juices just don't seem to be flowing. So, I'll follow my heart, as I always do and post what is in my heart. I've decided to write about this past week and hope it will touch the hearts of the voters as it pulled at my heart writing it.

To read my Week 5 Idol Entry click here.

Title: Without Hope There Is No Life

I love you, Mom.

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