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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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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 30,216
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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 76,290
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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 62,891
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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 33,980
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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 34,331
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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 189,949
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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 50,065
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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 38,647
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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 56,593
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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 35,837
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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 39,232
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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 17,669
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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 33,699
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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 119,623
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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 26, 2009 50,111
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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 35,736
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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 56,836
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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 58,645
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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 53,763
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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 49,617

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