Volume 10

Kirsten Grove

At five years old, Kirsten Grove’s hands were small, but when she slipped them into the hands of patients in Baltimore’s inner-city hospital, she began to learn...

Carroll Hauptle

When Carroll Hauptle was asked to come to Berlin in 1977 to work on the production of Samuel Beckett’s one-act play, Krapp’s Last Tape, he was only 22 years old...

Chris Hayes

In the early 1960s in Albany, New York, sixty residents of a nondescript apartment complex came to find that they could rely on the prompt delivery of their mor...

Elena Howard

The author Jeannette Winterson once wrote, “What is it I have to tell myself again and again? That there is always a new beginning, a different end. I can chang...

Chris Jones

Feeling the warmth of the sun on his face, Chris Jones smiled to himself as sleep slowly subsided, grateful that he was in the comfort of his own bed in his own...

Tracy K. Kenny

At 9:00 AM sharp, Tracy Kenny heard her bedroom door open and the sound of footsteps approaching, just as she had every morning since the surgery. At 27, she wa...

Lexy Kessler

In some ways, Lexy Kessler spent the first half of her life going through the motions. She got by in school, did fine in college, and interviewed on-campus for ...

Bob Kipps

When people talk about the American Dream, themes of equality, opportunity, and hard work tend to dominate the conversation. Yet Bob Kipps has come to understan...

Larry LeDoyen

Larry LeDoyen was only seven years old when he decided to take matters into his own hands. His parents were raised in a Baltimore City blue-collar environment, ...

Scott MacDonald

The light bulb first went off in Scott MacDonald’s head when, ironically, he was working as a cleaner in a lighting store. He had landed the job at age twelve, ...

Linda Mathes

After graduating from college, it seemed like everyone Linda Mathes knew was looking at graduate school. She had considered it herself, but she wanted to get he...

Catherine Meloy

Everyday for the past fifteen years, Catherine Meloy’s phone has rung at precisely 6:03 AM. With gratitude and the day’s first smile on her face, she picks up t...

Carla Percy

From the day Carla Percy drove to the Air Force recruiter’s office at the age of 22, her life would never be the same. She cannot really explain what compelled ...