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One-Line Bio. One line, huh? Well . . . I'm a registered nurse with a communication degree who loves to write and who is crazy about her daughters. Whew . . . how was that? What? Too long? Do it again? No, I think it was OK? What? Huh?
Interests: My saxophone and piano, my dick van dyke show on dvd (all five seasons), my ski boots, my laptop . . . life would be dull for me without: my camera, my love for reading, my desire to write words (too many sometimes), my saladmaster cookware, and my family.
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Equality isn’t an idea, it’s a practice. In the field of health care, it’s a practice we can no longer afford to discount. The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Anti-Writing
Something in the urgency of life Something about the unspeakable touches Something about a needed word Makes me a witness of your worth Something in the cloud cover of our days Something about being your twin heart Something about coloring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Anti-Writing
When love comes, one can forecast That cake will be the next thing to find. Because it is plentiful and sweet, Cementing the mysterious meet, Hiding you together behind its blind. When love develops, one may splurge on A cake... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Anti-Writing
A study in second person narrative. By Julie Nyhus. He is tall and whiskered, with the sort of masculinity that has cutting edges and sharp lines. He opens doors, reaching in front of you with a smile, happy to do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Anti-Writing
By Julie Nyhus What I wanted was to move my body Beyond the frail routine of life To a place high above Radiated help Away from the idea Of cancer. But I could wait, I learned, For treatment and time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Anti-Writing
by julie webb love asked me: see the castle we built from sand? i told love, we built it with the power of our own hands. love asked: see the chariot we race through time? i replied to love, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Anti-Writing
“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.” ― J.M. Barrie Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at Anti-Writing
by Julie Webb I Told Him I Told Him Everything how i peeled the wind from around my shoulders how i scrapped the droplets from atop my head how i doused the wisp of light that warmed my life to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Anti-Writing
by Julie Webb According to, a few ways that a positive attitude is manifest are through positive thinking, optimism, not giving up, having purpose, and thinking accurately. To fully appreciate how to define a positive attitude, it’s helpful to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Anti-Writing
by Julie Webb When I met you, it wasn’t just two people meeting. The size of our hello Like a snap of thunder Sent us sprawling And spinning Sweltering for more. When we met, it wasn’t just two bodies feeling.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Anti-Writing
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Anti-Writing
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, every pain is alarming. Knowing the difference between cancer and non-cancer pain can aid you in understanding what to do. Metastatic breast cancer (advanced, stage IV) is where cells travel beyond breast tissue and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Anti-Writing
by Julie Webb You ask how I can know if there should be a you and me . . . an us . . . You spin and drift, you untangle my soul Then place doubt inside each part. Such... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Anti-Writing
by Julie Webb I don’t know where love goes or what it does to those who find it. The friction of discovering may not be worth the taste of knowing And yet . . . The act of leaning into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Anti-Writing
I wrote this story for my oldest daughter, Lauren, when she was 9 years old. by Julie Webb One snowy Christmas Eve, Lauren opened her eyes, a noise had woke her up. The glow from her small Christmas tree chased... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Anti-Writing
DEC 5 Thursday Evening at 6:30 Pekin Public Library Marigold Room Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at pekin writers group
Worried about getting enough zinc in your diet? No? Maybe you should be. Without zinc humans would be unable to perform over 300 metabolic functions within the body. Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential to all forms of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Anti-Writing
Does your teen know there are more than two types of eating disorders? Mine didn’t. When she asked after school one day if there were any other eating disorders besides anorexia and bulimia, my ears perked up. Hmm, I thought:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Anti-Writing
NOV 7 Thursday Evening at 6:30 Pekin Public Library Marigold Room Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at pekin writers group
by Julie Webb There is something, anyway, in getting through the day without losing my mind. It is a rumination I often calm myself with, letting it stab my insides over and over until I eventually relax into it. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Anti-Writing
OCT 3 AND OCT 17 Thursday Evenings at 6:30 Pekin Public Library Marigold Room Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at pekin writers group
2011 Blue Ridge Mountain Writers Conference FLASH FICTION First Place Winner by Julie Webb “How will we get home?” I asked. Huddled and still on a stripped mattress, tucked into the curves of my mother's body, I felt lost in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Anti-Writing
SEPT 5 AND SEPT 19 Thursday Evenings at 6:30 Pekin Public Library Marigold Room Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at pekin writers group
AUG 1 AND AUG 15 Thursday Evenings at 6:30 Pekin Public Library Marigold Room Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at pekin writers group
by Julie Webb The day will come when You finally realize what to do, And you begin, Though the giant voices yell Though the entire room shakes Though you feel the old sorrows, Pressing, parting your mind. Within you hear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2013 at Anti-Writing