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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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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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Heaven in a Cake Pan

Featuring: Brenda Tuttle
Written by: Joyce Macias
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. It’s a passion for children’s cookbook author and chef Brenda Leukhardt Tuttle, a self-proclaimed chocoholic who adores anything and everything ...
Comments (0) Jul 20, 2011 25,986
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Write On Time

Featuring: Connie Bretz
Written by: Joyce Macias
When award-winning writer Connie Frybarger Bretz expects visitors at her home in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, she sets her nearly human-sized stuffed animal, George the Giraffe, ...
Comments (0) Dec 21, 2010 36,758
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Food For Thought

Featuring: Carolyn Brown
Written by: Tamar Burris
Carolyn Brown thought of her family as “simple eaters.” Carolyn’s mom was always very active and health conscious, but after her own childhood experiences of having to ...
Comments (1) Jun 09, 2010 70,260
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What’s It Worth?

Featuring: Lori Verderame
Written by: Joyce Macias
Integrity Launched a New Career for Dr. Lori Dr. Lori Verderame didn’t plan to get into the business of appraising art and antiques. With a doctorate in art history from the ...
Comments (0) May 09, 2010 22,156
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If You Build It, They Will Play

Featuring: Ron Samuels
Written by: Tamar Burris
It was the early 1980s and Ron Samuels’ good friend had just returned from the Oregon Country Fair with news about an incredible instrument that had turned the whole crowd on—the ...
Comments (0) May 01, 2010 26,603
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A Home in the Round

Featuring: Melinda Sorber
Written by: Tamar Burris
Melinda Sorber was living in Colorado Springs in a 2,500 square foot home she didn’t like to clean in a subdivision she didn’t like when the idea of a living in a yurt sort of ...
Comments (1) Mar 04, 2010 36,446
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Messages in a Bottle

Featuring: Christina Greenaway
Written by: Sarah Peppel
When Christina Greenaway returns to her childhood home, she stops to rest on one particular rock by the small fishing village of Mevagissy, now a tourist destination snuggled ...
Comments (0) Feb 10, 2010 30,651
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Where is Sonia Fuentes NOW?

Featuring: Sonia Fuentes
Written by: Tamar Burris
Sonia Pressman Fuentes is an American author, speaker, feminist leader and lawyer. She was a founder of National Organization for Women (NOW) and Federally Employed Women (FEW), ...
Comments (13) Jan 19, 2010 82,295
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Four Kids, Three Jobs: A Day in the Life of a VERY Busy Mom

Featuring: Dawn Papandrea-Khan
Written by: Tamar Burris
There is no disputing that Dawn Papandrea-Khan has her hands full. With a husband, three wee ones under six years old (and a fourth on the way any day now!), and three small ...
Comments (1) Dec 22, 2009 97,779
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The Time of Her Life

Featuring: Allie Sakowicz
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Comments (2) Nov 10, 2009 27,486
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Pampering the Prickly Porcupine

Featuring: Nicole Smith
Written by: Joyce Macias
It was a sunny day, like most other days in Southern California, and Nicole Smith smiled as she took in the ocean scene from her rooftop balcony. The sun, the gentle breeze, ...
Comments (3) Oct 28, 2009 23,678
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When Words Matter

Featuring: Larry Lehmer
Written by: Joyce Macias
Larry Lehmer is barely awake every morning when he grabs his diary and begins writing whatever comes to mind. In about 20 minutes, he’s scrawled two pages worth of thoughts ...
Comments (3) Oct 23, 2009 57,831
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Making a PAWSitive Change in the World

Featuring: Angela Sabin-Veek
Written by: Julianne Barclay
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."~Mark Twain It is said that ...
Comments (5) Oct 15, 2009 28,280
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Kona Earth

Featuring: Gary Strawn
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Ever since junior high school, Gary Strawn had known that he wanted to be a computer programmer. Specifically, he wanted to be a computer gaming programmer. His first job was ...
Comments (6) Oct 01, 2009 29,949
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All That West Coast Jazz

Featuring: Von Babasin
Written by: Joyce Macias
Von Babasin is his name, and West Coast jazz is his passion. Not surprising, given that Von’s late father, Harry Babasin, was an innovative jazz musician who helped create the ...
Comments (10) Sep 30, 2009 109,884
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What a Quack! CelebriDucks the Collectibles

Featuring: Craig Wolfe
Written by: Julianne Barclay
So Goes Your Mind Goes the World Around You He saw a Mickey Mouse animation drawing and founded a business. He walked by a window with vintage Cocoa-Cola machines and ...
Comments (4) Sep 22, 2009 69,005
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Paving the Way for Working Moms

Featuring: Beth Feldman
Written by: Tamar Burris
When Beth Feldman had her first child 10 years ago, becoming a fulltime homemaker just wasn’t an option for her. As a publicist at CBS, Beth was over the moon about her baby ...
Comments (3) Sep 18, 2009 34,803
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The Hardest Decision, the Easiest Choice

Featuring: Matt Hoidal
Written by: Tamar Burris
Ever since he was a child, Matt Hoidal had wanted to be an attorney. He studied hard, incurred incredible amounts of debt, and sacrificed a lot toward this goal—he even took ...
Comments (6) Sep 13, 2009 42,770
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Bringing Hope in the Next Chapter of Life

Featuring: Barbara Goldberg
Written by: Tamar Burris
For several years, Barbara Goldberg had been thinking about organizing some sort of forum to bring women from different areas of her life together. “I was fortunate to know ...
Comments (3) Sep 07, 2009 33,771
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Sci Fi in Dubai

Featuring: Ashraf Ghori
Written by: Cara Moorehead
He wears a dog tag on a very muscular arm, eyes glowing, trained on something in the distance that only he can see. His name is XE7, and he is a cyborg from the future, a man ...
Comments (3) Jul 21, 2009 80,682

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