Lois Kipnis

I’m a creative arts consultant with forty years of experience as a drama teacher and arts administrator. My publications include Without a Script: A Caregiver’s Journey; a one-act play Things Can Always Be Worse; and three educational books which include Together We Can Improvise (K-3) (4-6). My story, “I Did Not Understand,” appears in the December 2014 edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness, and some of my award-winning poems are included in anthologies and magazines.

Are wishes strong desires with a minimum chance of fruition? Are hopes strong desires with an expectation of an outcome? Read more


I once walked in the middle with my mom’s hand a tight grip on my right, and my grandchild’s hand a gentle grasp on the left. But in 2009, when my mom turned ninety and I was officially a Medicare cardholder, Read more