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Give everything.

I’ve had sadness stained faces pressed to my chest. I’ve run my fingers through hair, like I could untangle the pain.

I’ve kissed foreheads with the gentleness of dandelion wishes and kissed knuckles and grazed knees, all to put people back together after a fall. 175 more words

Meet Our New Speakers

We’re excited to introduce our two newest speakers, Dr. Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli and Dr. Gary Kirwan. These folks bring a ton of knowledge to the table on two important topics: … 234 more words

Dead or Alive? It Depends!

This notice from the Youngstown Vindicator was probably not too reassuring for anyone who may have circling the drain on April 1, 1930. While your vital signs indicated you were dead, the Federal government was willing to give you a few extra days. 162 more words


(Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Howdy partner! This was Halloween 1987. I was the coolest gunslinger on the Northside of Youngstown (and in the 80’s, Youngstown had more than a few gunslingers) and my sister was a princess (she still is). 134 more words


The Wolfords Between 1920 and 1930

Stanton Maines Wolford was born on 23 or 24 April 1864 in Indiana, a son of James Mathias and Harriett (Maines) Wolford. He died on 6 September 1946 in Topeka, Kansas. 1,760 more words


Trinity the Puppy

I got a puppy. I got a puppy. I got a puppy. Hey, Hey, Hey Hey! (Bonus points if you know where that’s from! Oh dear, I’m showing my age now… 212 more words