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Around A Turn

  Gently flipping her curly, sand-dune inspired hair, Nicole Brumgardner opens a soda with her long red nails and curses as she breaks one. "I KNEW that was going to happen, and yet I did it anyway! It's like I have to test the universe to see if it's really going to follow the laws of ...


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Taking the Heat in the Kitchen

Len Vertefeuille was born and raised into a loving family on the East coast. He now lives in North Carolina and he and his wife Lisa have two children who mean the world to Len. He has been working in the Warren Wilson College kitchen since 1989. Len enjoys cooking for and working alongside ...


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Cancer Starts With a ‘K’

Featuring: Kate Atwood
Written by: Tamar Burris
Kate Atwood was six years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. All she knew about that illness was that it started with the letter ‘k’. As time passed, Kate ...
Comments (1) Dec 07, 2009 25,929
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Just When They Thought They Had Lost It All

Featuring: Casey Hunter
Written by: Julianne Barclay
On this eve of a retrospective anniversary when the world as most of us knew suddenly flew apart - a day of looking backwards and remembering - take a moment. Think about the ...
Comments (5) Sep 10, 2009 29,594
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Flowers, Mushrooms and Greeting Cards

Featuring: Gayle Spiegel
Written by: Joyce Macias
“Gardening is a way of showing you believe in tomorrow,” proclaims a colorful plaque in Gayle Spiegel’s attractive living room. The plaque reminds her that you can look forward ...
Comments (6) Sep 02, 2009 26,813
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Final Words

Featuring: Sarah Tuskow
Written by: Adara Bernstein
Harold “Harry” Pillon lived a long, good life. When they laid him to rest, the church filled with well wishers and mourners wanting to ensure his safe passage to the other ...
Comments (2) Jul 29, 2009 45,212
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Swan On the Lake

Featuring: Jim Brimmer
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
“I need to start my story by telling you I’m a gay man. There are people who won’t want to read the story of a gay man, so let them stop reading this right now.” Jim Brimmer ...
Comments (2) Jul 22, 2009 31,643
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A Heavy Burden

Featuring: Michael Staley
Written by: Adara Bernstein
“The first time that I saw the movie ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ I wanted to run and hide. It hurt that this movie was somewhat of a hit with Leonardo deCaprio and Johnny ...
Comments (3) Jul 06, 2009 28,177
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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Featuring: Becky Kopprasch
Written by: Tamar Burris
Remember that old adage “that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”? If this is true, Becky Kopprasch could easily take home the prize for having superior human ...
Comments (6) Jul 05, 2009 59,570
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Nocturnal Notations: Whisperings of the Night Voices

Featuring: Melanie Lucas
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
As the sun slumps down into its nested bed, bathing the earth with only a soft glow and slipping eventually into darkness, Melanie Lucas notices a hard lump forming in her chest. ...
Comments (3) Jun 22, 2009 50,683
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Jackson's Giving Tree

Featuring: DeAnna Cochran
Written by: Jenoa Briar-Bonpane
When DeAnna Cochran was pregnant with her first child, she was thrilled and ready for the life change that parenting brings. Having sailed through pregnancy without complications, ...
Comments (3) May 20, 2009 41,609
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Advice from a Well-Heeled Widow

Featuring: Carole Brody Fleet
Written by: Tamar Burris
“I’m a widow.” Standing at Mike’s funeral, it was the first time since her husband had died that these words had actually crossed Carole Brody Fleet’s mind. Frantic mental ...
Comments (6) May 18, 2009 69,270
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My Mother, My Self

Featuring: Mary Hudson
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
The following story, written by Mary Hudson, was our Mother's Day tribute Story contest winner. "My Mother, My Self" by Mary Hudson My mother left me ...
Comments (7) May 10, 2009 20,571
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My Mother, My Best Friend

Featuring: Bonnie Goldberg
Written by: Adara Bernstein
Runner up for the Mother's Day story contest. A story of the pain and frustration of watching someone enjoy the very thing that is killing them. My Mother, My ...
Comments (5) May 10, 2009 17,639
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The Suppleness of Leather

Featuring: Shelly Conklin
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Shelly picked up the wallet that was lying propped up against the dirty brick wall and opened it. She found four crumpled and worn one-dollar bills, a folded in half ...
Comments (3) Apr 16, 2009 33,250
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The Promise Ring

Featuring: Amanda Miller
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Daniel “Danny” Stowe, 19, got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Amanda, that they get married in exactly 6 years, five months and three days. He ...
Comments (2) Apr 14, 2009 38,310
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A Road To and From Mumbai

Featuring: Sheila Tilton
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Sheila brushed aside Rabul’s bangs, which had grown too long, and looked into his dark brown eyes. “You know I love you right? More than pumpkin pie with ice cream? ...
Comments (1) Apr 06, 2009 29,979
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People became my medicine

Featuring: Adrienne Mazzone
Written by: Sarah Peppel
Relaxing into the airplane seat, Adrienne Mazzone thought to herself, my life has really changed. She was returning from a business trip with her father in Vienna where ...
Comments (3) Mar 31, 2009 70,068
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The Broken Urn

Featuring: Joseph Kellerman
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Joseph Kellerman was sixteen years old when his mother died. But he didn't care. Joseph had been saving for three summers to put a down payment on a hot Camaro that the ...
Comments (4) Feb 27, 2009 37,180
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Annekah's Story: A Father's Fight

Featuring: Gerald McClinton
Written by: Cara Moorehead
Gerald McClinton experienced the best day of his life on October 9th, 1996 when his daughter Annekah Evelyn was born. The situation leading up to this amazing day ...
Comments (3) Feb 18, 2009 77,775
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Everyone Has To Have a Story To Tell the Lads

Featuring: Wendell Whelan
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
The Dubliner pub was quiet. It was only 9pm, but it was Wednesday, a week night. Even so, the marquee sign said “LIVE TONIGHT! Wendell Whelan!” while the racing ...
Comments (4) Feb 02, 2009 81,714
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Emilie's Passing

Featuring: Emilie Lemmons
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
  Today’s featured story is a bit of a departure from the norm. When we first began this section a few months ago it was to showcase and highlight interesting people, ...
Comments (13) Jan 21, 2009 50,047

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