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Small & Stewart: Books, Forgiveness Key to Journey
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Small & Stewart: Books, Forgiveness Key to Journey

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

It is late afternoon on a chilly Tuesday. David Small and Sarah Stewart have gathered in the parlor of their historic home on the river in a small Michigan village. They laugh as they talk about books, life, and what it’s like to be married to an intensely creative person. Their multiple-award-winning creations come from a place that spans broken childhoods and a happy 32-year marriage. Books have mended them and given them each a voice to inspire others. […]

Susan Maushart: Living Deliberately by Unplugging
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Susan Maushart: Living Deliberately by Unplugging

by Meagan Frank

Susan Maushart shut off the electricity, removed computer and television screens from the house, stored the video games, hid the mobile devices of her three teenaged children, and reluctantly stashed her beloved iPhone…for six months. She purposefully silenced all electronics, not because her children had done anything wrong, nor because she was a bored 50-year-old single mother. No, Maushart pulled the plug on modern technology because Henry David Thoreau, among other writers, inspired her to do it. […]

Aron Ralston: Inspired Between a Rock & a Hard Place
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Aron Ralston: Inspired Between a Rock & a Hard Place

by Meagan Frank

Aron Ralston was recovering in the hospital when the calls and emails began to flood in from around the world. He was that guy who had cut off his own hand to save himself from a lonely death in a narrow canyon. Aron’s decision to amputate saved his life, and he was left with a choice about what to do with the second chance he had been given. One of the decisions he made was to write his own book. […]