Author Archives: Frances Wiedenhoeft

About Frances Wiedenhoeft

After a lifetime in nursing, anesthesia and the Army I now write, blog, attend school for journalism and massage, and watch my 3 grandchildren. I am a veteran of Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan and try to serve other vets such as myself, and to work for peace.

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental and Allusion

Usually, my photos are pretty straight-forward. What you see is what you can expect. In this case, the Central Library has added these pods where kids can sit inside, crawl around, play hide and seek, and of course…read. I surreptitiously snapped a few … Continue reading

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Veterans Poetry: Wondered About the Poppy? In Flanders Fields

Ever wondered about those poppies popping up everywhere on Veterans Day? In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae is the inspiration. LTC McCrea was a physician, surgeon, writer, artist, and poet from Canada who served in Europe during WWI. He … Continue reading

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Veterans Poetry of Peace: Beyond Armistice in Korea

In honor of Armistice Day: Beyond the Armistice, what peace would look like written by Korean poet Ko Un, a veteran of the Korean War Peace is a wave, a rolling, living wave. Beneath that wave swim every kind of … Continue reading

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