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Growing Up Amish (88)

Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
By Ira Wagler

This is a great book about the life of the Amish. I have always been curious about the Amish and how they live. 282 more words

Book Review

Wrestling Scenarios and Other Things Literary: How “Barton Fink” Compelled Me toward the Life of the Mind

I watched plenty of movies growing up, but by no one’s estimation could I have been labeled a film buff. Sure, I could quote scenes from my favorites and knew enough actors to be able to play a mean game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. 2,395 more words


'My Life My Story' program writes patients' life stories for medical staff to understand more

The life stories of patients are being recorded and written for medical staff at a hospital for former military personnel.

The idea is that staff can provide an even better service once they read beyond the medical notes. 119 more words

Life Story

Uncharted Waters, But Not Lost.

My favorite books are always the ones that tell the story of how it came to pass that we became who we are now. Regardless of the ending, I love a path that unfolds in unexpected ways with unlikely heroes. 803 more words


The Angel Of Death (1970s)

The Angel of Death

When I was training as a Cardiology Fellow in 1978 there was a sixty-odd year woman on our service who had a massive heart attack about a week before. 629 more words


I'll have a "MAC memoir"

Okay, it’s not what you’re thinking. I’m not talking about a manuscript and some rabbit food on a sesame seed bun. What I’m referring to are the basic building blocks of any good story, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. 659 more words


March reading roundup #2

Lowcountry Boil, Susan M. Boyer
Southern private eye Liz Talbot heads back to her hometown off the coast of South Carolina to solve her grandmother’s murder, and runs into a tangle of family drama and small-town politics. 366 more words