Writing, the Arts

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Tim Brown – Educator, Author

I always wanted to write a book. For years, I have worked with youth as a teacher and coach. My passion is empowering young people, especially boys, to reach their full potential in education and in life. My dream is to see people live uncommon in a common world—to live a life of purpose and […]

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Karen R. Koenig – Author

Persistence is Paramount to Success I’m in my late 60s and published my first book when I was 58. In grade school, I loved to write poems and at camp and college penned long letters to friends. I enjoyed writing and hoped to some day write something worthwhile that would be published. I’m a psychotherapist […]

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Carol Roullard – Photography Artist

Nothing Ventured…Nothing Gained I had dreams but I had to be practical. I majored in computer science so I could get a good paying job. I loved programming and designing computer systems, but I still longed for the day I could pursue what I really wanted to do—be an artist and author. I always loved […]

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Nancy Shulins

Nancy Shulins – Author

Think of Perfect Moments I was 42 and no one’s idea of an athlete when I bought Eli, my first horse. He was six, and no one’s idea of a beginner’s horse. He was a Thoroughbred—a racehorse—who’d been brought to the barn, where I’d been taking lessons, as a prospect for somebody else. The racehorse […]

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson – Author

It is never too late to revive a dream When I applied for a job as a writer for Good Housekeeping (Hearst Corporation) in New York in 1961, I was required to take a typing test. I was piqued because I wasn’t applying for the typing-pool, I was applying for a post as an editorial […]

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Jim Stevens – Artist

Blindness doesn’t deter dreams In 1970, while a Sergeant in the Army, I was shot in the head during a combat mission in Vietnam. It left me with bullet fragments in my head and severe migraines. Twenty-three years later, in 1993, the fragments caused a stroke in my visual cortex, leaving me suddenly and legally […]

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