Tag Archives: Nonfiction

Irene and Me

By Pam Munter She wasn’t the best piano player though at 85, she had worked at it most of her life. Even so, she loved the music and relished playing with the boys in the band. During the past dozen years or so, she couldn’t quite keep up reading those complicated arrangements that seemed to …

Girls Who Write Code

By Dori Owen “Many times, when children enter school they shun mathematics and science during the years when they should be learning the basics.” ―Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race The first time I noticed that there was …

Life Is Non-Scents

by Debbie Jinks Who would have thought when I got up that Friday morning that my life would change in such a devastating and unusual way by the time I went to bed that night? That my whole world would be turned upside down by one small incident. Life was pretty good until that point; I’d succeeded …

Getting to Know You

It is fitting that the topic we are choosing to tackle on OTV in October is “Identity”, as we are going through an identity shift of our own.  I was thrilled when Shareen first extended an invitation to guest on the magazine late last year and more than flattered when she and Shawna welcomed me …