Posted in September 2012

Week Thirteen: Amanda Kasper

How old were you when you had your first kiss? In the Jewish community, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade is consumed with spending weekends at the Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s of your friends and family and fellow Hebrew school graduates. The very first Bat Mitzvah I attended, I had just turned twelve. I think I … Continue reading

Week Thirteen: Kathy Benson

  How old where you when you had your first kiss? If I recall correctly, my memory is fuzzy, I think I had my first kiss when I was about ten years old. It was summertime and I had spent many days hanging out with some neighborhood friends. I grew to have a crush on … Continue reading

Week Thirteen: Peter Combs

How old were you when you has your first kiss? I was eighteen – nearly nineteen – when I had my first kiss. This sounds very (very, very) lame written out in black and white, but it was a decision that I made and I am proud that I stuck to it. A lot of … Continue reading

Week Thirteen: Brian B. Baker

How old were you when you had your first kiss?   A first kiss can be a gauge of where our lives are. As adolescents it can be something that says who we think we are. If we feel that the first kiss is good or bad can determine whether we keep the relationship or not. … Continue reading

Week Twelve: Amanda Kasper

What is the first memory you have? It pains me to say that I have no idea the answer to this question. I remembered the grape juice incident of 1991 – but maybe because it’s been talked about so much. I remember swimming in the pool of our townhouse when I was three years old, … Continue reading

Week Twelve: Kathy Benson

What is the first memory you have?  One of my earliest memories is from when my family lived in our first house, a cape cod style home on the south side of Evanston, Illinois, where I was born and raised. I would have been between three and four years old, as we moved to the … Continue reading

Week Twelve: Peter Combs

What is the first memory you have? When I was four years old, my family lived in Florida. While we only lived there for a very short period of time, I still remember everything about that house… the way it looked… the way it smelled…. the way it made you feel to be there. Every … Continue reading

Week Twelve: Brian B. Baker

What is the first memory you have?  There are many memories that could be my earliest. From one of the first times I played ice hockey to the big wheel incident, which I talked about in Week Nine. The one memory that stands out the most is a trip I took to Salt Lake. My mom … Continue reading

Week Eleven: Amanda Kasper

  Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September day?  As this week marks the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and the 11th week of the Today Voice, I find myself lost in the memories of history; in the meaning of those days, those weeks, that tragedy. Eleven years ago, everything in my life … Continue reading

Week Eleven: Kathy Benson

Where were you when the world stopped turning, that September day? It’s hard to believe that eleven years have come and gone since 9/11/01. In addition to being the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, ironically it is also the eleventh week since we began The Today Voice in July. On 9-11-2002, one year later, I wrote … Continue reading