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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 ...


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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Kevin Costner's Oil Solution: 'He Built it, So Let Him...

Featuring: Mike Walsh
Written by: Antje Wilsch
Kevin Costner really cares about the environment. 15 years ago he hired me as the first sales rep of Costner Industries Nevada Corporation (CINC). Kevin Costner, his brother ...
Comments (1) Jun 22, 2010 30,522

A Dictator’s Silverware Stirs Memories

Featuring: Arthur Zards
Written by: Joyce Macias
A brown-skinned turkey, homemade gravy, cucumber salad and all the fixings that made Thanksgiving dinner special were on the dining room table at the Zards’ family home in ...
Comments (7) Jan 28, 2010 76,488

The 'Invisible' Slumdogs of India

Featuring: Shelley Seale
Written by: Joyce Macias
Not everyone hears the cry of India’s 25 million abandoned children. Many don’t even know they exist. But freelance writer and author Shelley Seale both knows and hears, and ...
Comments (6) Nov 19, 2009 63,084

Project Helping Hands

Featuring: Dr. Tan Pinney
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Tan Pinney has come along ways from his days as an immunologist and laboratory research technician in the mid-1970s. His need for people contact pushed him away from the secluded ...
Comments (3) Nov 15, 2009 34,342

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Personal Account

Featuring: Andreas Ramos
Written by: Antje Wilsch
Berlin, 11th and 12th of November, 1989: On Thursday, the 9th of November, 1989, and Friday the 10th, the TV and radio in Denmark was filled with news about the events in Berlin. ...
Comments (2) Nov 08, 2009 34,751

Pearl Harbor: A Crow's Nest Vantage Point

Featuring: Michael Ganitch
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Dressed in his football pads and uniform, Michael “Mickey” Ganitch was ready to play one of the many football games he and other sailors from his ship, the USS Pennsylvania, ...
Comments (8) Oct 29, 2009 190,471

Nothing Left to Lose

Featuring: Diane Griffith
Written by: Tamar Burris
Diane Griffith could no longer stand by watching her husband Tony sink deeper and deeper into depression. He’d been let go from his IT managerial position shortly before his ...
Comments (12) Oct 20, 2009 50,225

Freedom Pioneers: Looking for Angola

Featuring: Vickie Oldham
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Somewhere, buried in the depths of the southwest coast of Florida, Vickie Oldham has found her strength in a people who are that of quiet legend. Along the Manatee River, not ...
Comments (1) Oct 12, 2009 38,861

Do You Yogaglo? Balance, Harmony, and Vision

Featuring: Derik Mills
Written by: Tamar Burris
When most Westerners think of yoga they envision a hot, sweaty room filled with people contorted into crazy postures. For many, it is a way to keep our bodies toned and supple, ...
Comments (4) Sep 21, 2009 56,895

Messages from Madrid

Featuring: Victoria Backer
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Victoria Backer peers down the rows of shiny wine bottles, squinting at the awkwardly lit supermarket shelves when her eyes stop at a familiar name: a dark, tall bottle of ...
Comments (3) Jul 08, 2009 36,042

Keeping English Alive

Featuring: Stephanie Mills
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Stephanie Mills is at a career crossroads. The problem is…if she were to walk away from her teaching job it would not only impact her husband and two children but it would ...
Comments (2) Jul 07, 2009 39,426

Mom, You May Still See Me As Your Little Girl

Featuring: Sherise Jones
Written by: Adara Bernstein
“Mom, You May Still See Me As Your Little Girl” A Foster Care Story Sherise Jones looks at the mirror and wonders if it’s lying to her - she sees a younger girl, but feels ...
Comments (3) Jun 17, 2009 17,904

Learning to Crochet in Liberia

Featuring: Ashley Stoll
Written by: Tom Noneya
Nearly fifty young children dash in and out of the thatched walls, conjuring up games to which only they seem to understand the rules. The red soil beneath their feet climbs up ...
Comments (6) May 17, 2009 33,822

English Alive

Featuring: Dawit Hailu
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Whoso loves, believes the impossible - Elizabeth Barrett Browning   This is the story of such a love. This is the story of a man who loves. This is the story ...
Comments (5) May 12, 2009 119,719

Healing Elephants, Healing Ourselves

Featuring: Kismet Salem
Written by: Tamar Burris
  Kismet Salem went to Africa to work with orphaned animals. She knew the work would have a profound effect on her. What she didn’t expect was how much she would learn ...
Comments (3) Mar 31, 2009 50,218

Traditions Are Important

Featuring: Ruth Burnstein
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Ruth’s Grandmother, Estelle, hosted major holidays at her large, vacuous Victorian home for its space and central location. The relatives would converge for bar ...
Comments (1) Mar 10, 2009 35,888

50,000 ex-Child Soliders of Sierra Leone vs. 1...

Featuring: Dr. Charles Emmrys
Written by: Katherine Tapley-Milton
  Dr. Charles Emmrys is an experienced child psychologist who does fascinating work with child soldiers in Sierrra Leone. He has a PhD. in clinical psychology from ...
Comments (1) Jan 28, 2009 57,072

Horses Took Me Around the World

Featuring: Diana De Rosa
Written by: Sarah Peppel
Diana De Rosa emerged from the porta-jon fully dressed in full riding regalia. Like a scene from Superman, she entered the makeshift dressing room as a sharp-eyed journalist ...
Comments (7) Jan 23, 2009 58,909

The World from A-Z

Featuring: Jane Elliott
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. - Robert Louis Stevenson   “Miss, Miss, you forgot your-a pass-a-porta!” the ...
Comments (2) Jan 10, 2009 54,034

Parents Don’t Just Run Away For a Year

Featuring: Carol White
Written by: Sarah Peppel
st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieoo ui) } Carol White sat down to think about the last twelve months. She and her husband, Phil, finished ...
Comments (2) Dec 03, 2008 49,780

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