Brenda Myers reflects on her father who was a decorated medevac helicopter pilot in Vietnam, PTSD, angry war protestors and growing up in the military community.
In an excerpt of her oral history of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Spiritual Life Center the director, Elizabeth Brandt, tells about her love of labyrinths. How did the center come to have three labyrinths for meditative walking? Elizabeth tells the story.
After graduating from Ball State University in 2013 Hannah Lindgren cofounded Deliberate Media, LLC. Hannah tells about her company’s early video productions, the importance of Story, and how in the film industry connections are everything.
Kathryn Cimera tells about making one of the best decisions in her early life: participating in the Peace Corps in Thailand.
After surviving breast cancer and gaining a lot of weight, Andrea Davis set a goal to participate in races every month and lost over 100 lbs. In this commentary after her written account, Angela tells about some of the races she attended and some of the things she has learned from the process.
Paul Smith grew up in a Navy family. In the 1960’s when he was a teenager they moved from Athens, Georgia to Monterey, California. Paul talks about the challenge of fitting in and learning to be true to himself.
Michael Kirkmeyer got to know and care about his mother’s fellow alumni of The Sisters of Saint Joseph School in Tipton, Indiana over the course of twenty years of reunions. When they expressed an interest in using the internet to create a modern directory he jumped at the chance to help.
Ellen Rosenthal tells of researching the history of her great-grandfather, Maurice Rosenthal, a Jewish peddler during the 1880’s; a challenging time for families living in the tenement apartments of New York City.
May 4, 1970, Kent State University in Ohio: Having passed up a chance to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Don Steffy switched to Bowling Green State University for a draft exempt status. In this excerpt of Don’s life story he tells about how the violence of an unpopular war came home and changed the way he viewed the world.
Elaine grew up working in the family business, an old fashioned pharmacy. She learned a great deal about running a small business and developed a deep appreciation for her father’s skilled ways with people and chemistry.