I am pleased to announce that last Saturday, September 10, at the Maryland Veterans’ Creative Arts Showcase, Maryland State Fairgrounds, my essay, The Song in My Heart, took First Place in Personal Essays. And my poem Oldmanism received First Place in Non-rhyming poetry! PTL! YAY! They will both be entered into the nationwide competition to be held later this year. I read my writings and my pandemic rhyming poem, 20112.