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Ira White
http://www.fanstory.com/ira_white
Location: Oregon
Gender: Male
Born: 09-15
Member: Standard
Joined: September 2012
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Been writing for some time but not widely published. I do have a new novel out, We Won't Forget You, Mr. McGillicuddy, that is on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle. I'm also writing and gathering material for a new poetry book, "A Call for Arms." I'm not sure when it will be done, but I've written more poetry lately than in the last couple of years and hope to have it finished soon.
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FanStory wrote to Ira White: You Were There finished third in the contest "Gratitude expressed in a poem"
October 21, 2016 at 12:10PM

Ira White: After traveling a long road, I'm back at FanStory. My father had dementia and I took a leave of absence to help care for him. Our family did not want him to die alone in an institution, so we took care of him. Being the executor of his will and responsible for his finances and medical decisions, I had my work cut out for me. Fortunately, I also had a family that pitched in so the weight would not fall on any one of us.

Dad died last August and this last year, I published my novel, "We Won't Forget You, Mr. McGillicuddy," which has a component to it that was drawn from my own life experiences care taking a person with dementia. The main plot of the book has to do with the information society we have and what could happen to a family should that information be used improperly.

Currently, I'm working on a poetry book, "A Call for Arms," which seems to be coming along nicely. I'm also retired now and have more time for writing and other things I want to do.
October 17, 2016 at 8:28PM
    I am Cat: I'm sorry to hear about your father. I wish you luck on your writing as well. Welcome back to FS!
    October 18, 2016 at 12:01AM
    rama devi: Welcome back. Sorry about your father. It's wonderful that you and your family pitched in for is care. I did the same for my dad before he passed and it meant a lot.
    October 18, 2016 at 1:14PM
    Dean Kuch: My sincere condolences to you and your family concerning your father's loss, Ira.
    My own dad was diagnosed as being in the early stages of Alzheimer's in June of 2015. He calls me on the phone and conveys his life story to me, and I am writing his memoirs as we go.
    There are things I am learning about my dad and some things that he did that I never dreamed possible.
    I consider it an honor that he has confided in me to accomplish this with him.
    God bless...
    October 18, 2016 at 6:59PM

Ira White: I've been gone for awhile. I have had some illness combined with multiple family duties. In addition I am working, when I have the opportunity, on a large project. I am posting some of it today.
July 24, 2013 at 9:34AM

Ira White: Now that the baby is born, all I want to do is sleep!
October 1, 2012 at 5:18PM
    Joy Graham: Congratulations!!! My grandson is now two months old and my daughter can't remember what sleep is...
    October 1, 2012 at 5:39PM
    DIS-illusioned: Amen to that! ... (Not that I would truly know what that feels like)
    :)
    October 1, 2012 at 6:16PM
    tralls: Congratulations on a new life!!
    November 10, 2012 at 6:06PM

Ira White: For those of you I have chosen to review, I admit I can be a little tough but be assured it is not from jealousy or just because. I spent a couple of years reading for a paraplegic teacher who taught Jr. High. Yes I barely survived the experience but I did learn a lot about reviewing. That experience added to my English degree will serve you well if you listen. Caveat: I am not always correct. In any case, my only goal in reviewing is to help others be the best they can be.
September 21, 2012 at 4:02PM
    Lady & Louis: Welcome to the site, Ira!
    September 21, 2012 at 6:34PM
    rosehill (Wendy): Come and get me. I really want substantive reviews.
    September 21, 2012 at 6:57PM
    jjstar: Here, here! I agree with you 1000%
    September 21, 2012 at 10:30PM
    Sarkems: Try wirting great reviews instead of boasting about how amazing you are.
    September 22, 2012 at 7:00AM
    Sarkems: Writing, I should say. Apologies for the typo
    September 22, 2012 at 8:54AM
    rama devi: Warm welcome to FS. You
    ll find a small minority of people here welcome critique openly. Some people resent it. I urge you to stay true to your own integrity of intent. Those who are receptive know it's meant to be helpful not hurtful. You will find some of the site's more serious reviewers are active on the reviewing forum...located under profile tab and the forum listings.
    September 22, 2012 at 9:46AM

Ira White: New here and just entered my first contest.
September 18, 2012 at 9:29PM
    DIS-illusioned: Welcome, and best of luck! :)
    September 18, 2012 at 9:52PM
    Joy Graham: Welcome to the site. Good luck in that contest :)
    September 19, 2012 at 7:09AM
    green5587: You know, Ira, when I first joined this site, I thought entering contests would prove my worth in writing (sigh). I have since learned there are so many here much much better than I. So I've gone back to just posting. I'm getting some wonderful critiques that keeps me headed in the right direction. Looking forward to reading your work.
    September 20, 2012 at 1:13PM

 
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