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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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All Alone at the Sixty-Four World's ...

The backstage of the pavilion was simple with its wooden floors and temporary props. The 1964 World’s Fair of Flushing, NY would come and go and no one would remember the little five year-old girl who played with her Barbies in its grand shadow. While some country stars were just cutting ...


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Rock ‘Till Ya Drop

Featuring: Herb Gross
Written by: Tamar Burris
It all started - or RE-started one might say - back in 2005, when Herb Gross was catching up with an old friend in Rochester, New York. He and Dave Hickey were longtime ...
Comments (5) Oct 13, 2009 54,933
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That is NOT a Toy!

Featuring: Judy Pugh
Written by: Tamar Burris
Judy Pugh felt pretty safe knowing she’d been dealt most of the wild cards life had in store for her, at least for now. The unexpected end of her marriage had turned her world ...
Comments (5) Oct 04, 2009 33,625
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Master of Misperception

Featuring: Steve Taubman
Written by: Sarah Peppel
Every heard the saying “everyone has a twin somewhere?” Steve Taubman certainly didn’t expect to meet his “twin” in a small chiropractic office in Guatemala, far from his home ...
Comments (3) Sep 28, 2009 37,406
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One 'Lucky' Guy!

Featuring: Naresh Vissa
Written by: Joyce Macias
“Things happen to me that don’t usually happen to those my age, like coming in contact with the rich and famous,” 20-year-old Naresh Vissa said in a recent interview from his ...
Comments (5) Sep 24, 2009 120,363
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The Groovy Grape and the Law of Attraction

Featuring: Daniel Herzner
Written by: Tamar Burris
Daniel Herzner was thrilled when his sister asked if he’d do her a favor and accompany his six-year-old niece, Olivia, to a daddy-daughter dance. Olivia’s father was out of ...
Comments (5) Sep 15, 2009 36,711
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Harold + Kumar = ... Dan Nainan, Comedian

Featuring: Dan Nainan
Written by: Cara Moorehead
Dan Nainan: Half Japanese, Half Indian, Fully Funny! He’s a clean, green, comedy machine! And we’re not talking about a vacuum that tells knock-knock jokes...(whew! ...
Comments (4) Sep 09, 2009 42,290
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Light My Fire

Featuring: Jonathon Newberry
Written by: Adara Bernstein
New Year's Eve, 1979. I was but a mere whippersnapper a couple of out of high school, young and stupid (I'm not young anymore! Jury’s still out on the stupid though.) A bunch ...
Comments (3) Jul 13, 2009 22,740
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The Clock Strikes Twelve: Meeting Bo Diddley

Featuring: Hank Colt
Written by: Adara Bernstein
The Day I Met Bo Diddley “The date was the 3rd of March in 1967. The location: the Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA. The troupe consisted of me, my girlfriend Betty, and ...
Comments (2) Jul 12, 2009 61,818
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Aquaman Is Not My Favorite SuperHero

Featuring: Janis Holcomb
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Janis Holcomb is scared of water. Pools, lakes, even slippy slides. Really, really, really, really afraid. Not because of an irrational aquaphobia, but because of what ...
Comments (3) Jun 15, 2009 31,634
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Who, Me? A Star?

Featuring: Steve Aylsworth
Written by: Tamar Burris
Who among us hasn’t dreamed of being a celebrity? Imagine, getting seated at the trendiest restaurants in town, being comp’ed tickets to the hottest sporting events and concerts, ...
Comments (12) May 21, 2009 121,739
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This Writer’s Women

Featuring: Emeniano Acain Somoza
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Runner up for the Mother's Day Story contest, a nonfiction narrative  steeped in nostalgia and dry humor that aims at rediscovering a ...
Comments (6) May 10, 2009 37,198
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You've Got Mail, Gramma! (and videos and jokes and...

Featuring: Jason Seiger
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
  “Mo-o-o-o-M! If you’d just listen, I can show you. But if you’re not willing to learn, then I’m taking off.” Jason Seiger wasn’t trying to be disrespectful to his ...
Comments (1) Apr 27, 2009 19,835
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I Was Abducted By Aliens (That or Really High!)

Featuring: Jocelyn Bushell
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  “I was abducted by an alien. THERE, I SAID IT! Are you happy?” Jocelyn Bushell says with a shy smile. “Trust me, I know how whacked-out that sounds. I always thought ...
Comments (2) Apr 22, 2009 23,246
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Olive Oil and Figs

Featuring: Margaret Jameson
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  “I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU!” the female voice rang out against the grainy evening sky. To anyone whose ears it fell upon, they were surprised ...
Comments (3) Apr 09, 2009 33,787
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Cake Wrecks!

Featuring: Jen Yates
Written by: Jenoa Briar-Bonpane
What began as a thoughtful Christmas gift from Jen Yates’ husband less than two years ago has transformed into a part time job, large following of dedicated fans, ...
Comments (5) Mar 23, 2009 661,168
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When Grandma Goes Postal: A Tale of Road Rage

Featuring: Josie Potter
Written by: Rachel Hoffman
  Josie Virginia Potter is a sweet old southern lady with nine grandchildren and a deep pride for her birth place. Her name alone evokes an image of a proper matriarch ...
Comments (2) Feb 19, 2009 26,528
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That's Where Tradition Stops, Buddy!

Featuring: Tanda Packer
Written by: Sarah Peppel
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Comments (13) Feb 04, 2009 144,855
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The impossible Swing: or how cousin Steve survived house...

Featuring: Steven Slama
Written by: Jacob Miller
There are times when your luck changes so rapidly, that a rush of adrenaline propels your heart into high speed and perspiration abounds like the Minnesota mosquito. This is ...
Comments (0) Jan 27, 2009 35,833
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No Drinking And Driving And that Includes Cessnas Too

Featuring: Barbara Bradford
Written by: Jason Bradford
  From the roots of a Pennsylvania Dutch family with accompanying lineage of the Irish, Barbara moved to California at a young age in the 1950’s with ...
Comments (3) Dec 12, 2008 31,345
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From Turkeys To Tofu

Featuring: Seth Tibbott
Written by: Jason Bradford
As this Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaches, hanging over the festivities is the “turkeygate” scandal. Recent U.S. Vice President contender and Alaskan Governor Sarah ...
Comments (3) Nov 26, 2008 72,112

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