Posted in August 2012

Week Nine: Amanda Kasper

  What story does your family always tell about you? If this was an onstage play or a narrative excerpt, it would be titled “Grape juice and life lessons from a 5 year old.” The house my mom and I live in we moved into in April of 1991. My brother was just two weeks … Continue reading

Week Nine: Kathy Benson

  What story does your family always tell about you?  This is a timely writing prompt, as lately whenever my kids and I are with my parents our eight-year-old son Sean will ask them to please tell him stories from when I was kid. There are only so many that they can recall and so … Continue reading

Week Nine: Peter Combs

What story does your family always tell about you? This one is short of embarrassing… when I was very young I liked to read the Winnie the Pooh books and watch the Winnie the Pooh movie.  I recall feeling very sorry for Eeyore as it seemed the poor guy could never catch a break. I … Continue reading

Week Nine: Brian B. Baker

What story does your family always tell about you?   The story that my mom likes isn’t the same as the one I like. I learned more from mine, and still bear the physical scars from it, as well as emotional. So I’ll tell mine since it’s longer and more action packed. When I was … Continue reading

Week Eight: Amanda Kasper

What was the biggest mistake you think you ever made and how did it change your life?   I’ve been staring at this prompt for eight weeks, ever since I agreed to become the Friday Voice. And not at any time was I able to grapple with this one in my mind. I look back … Continue reading

Week Eight: Kathy Benson

What’s the biggest mistake you think you ever made and how did it change your life?   I wrote about loved ones on my blog without their permission, including stories about their personal lives that weren’t mine to share. I didn’t do it often and I had good intentions. But I believe that I used … Continue reading

Week Eight: Peter Combs

What was the biggest mistake you think you ever made and how did it change your life? When I Renee and I began dating, I was still very much afraid of most people and avoided interacting with anyone as much as possible.  Despite this, I really tried to be respectful towards Renee’s parents.  At the … Continue reading

Week Eight: Brian B. Baker

What was the biggest mistake you think you ever made and how did it change your life?   Mistakes are things we learn from. Sometimes the lesson hits us really hard. Other times, not so much. If we don’t learn anything from out mistakes we keep repeating them.  I’ve always had problems with my dad … Continue reading

Week Eight: Nick French

     What was the biggest mistake you think you ever made and how did it change your life?   The biggest mistake I ever made…  When thinking about this topic I realize that I have not really made any life changing mistakes.  Sure there are some decisions in my life that were not the smartest … Continue reading

Week Seven: Amanda Kasper

How did you choose the career you are currently in? I think my author’s bio reveals that I’m currently a full time graduate student at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. I’m working toward my Masters of Public Health, which I’m hoping to finish in the springtime. When I started grad school in August, my thought … Continue reading