Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Business of Telephones

By Kathryn Bush Telephones went from being rare and infrequently used for business and emergencies, to being omnipresent and frivolous, in my growing-up years. When we first arrived in Neosho, we had one heavy black standard phone centrally located in … Continue reading

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A Stormy Sea and the Wrong Island

A Syngean Adventure By Sheila Spear Tom came bounding down the stairs, the paper in his hands – and a startling proposal. A review in the New York Times, of a performance at the Edinburgh Festival of the plays of … Continue reading

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For the Writers

By Sariah Daine Come… I will tilt my head. Slip your words into my eager ear I’ve been waiting for your truth. Share with metered rhetoric Iambic pentameter Haiku Or even prose will do… Just let me in. Let me see … Continue reading

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Reading the Past

By Sally Davis It was a very cold December day in 1934 at the Morgan Siding Logging Camp when my Dad was told by Uncle Louie, who had just arrived at the camp, that Dad was the father of twin … Continue reading

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For every life there’s a story worth saving.

And now, you can help. Last week the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission announced the debut of, an online fundraising platform to support cultural projects in Dane County. Among the projects listed there you’ll find “Start Writing Your Memoir … Continue reading

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Will your words outlive you?

Association of Personal Historians member John Hawkins posted recently the members’ listserv about The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, which his bookclub is reading. “This paragraph leaped off the page for me as an APH member,” John wrote, “since it speaks so directly to the value … Continue reading

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