Stories from the Edge Blog

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A plea for help: My car is in the shop

  Here’s the deal: my car is in the shop and is facing a costly repair of $1300 after a major mechanical malfunction. The parts have to be manufactured in a shop which is...

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History through Film

Films can educate us about our past but it can also twist it make it unrecognizable and distorted creating a myth that’s false or misleading. This is why I’ve come up with this category for the website. It’s a chance for me to showcase a film or a TV series (I’m a big fan of the series MASH) that is about our collective past as a country and as a people. 

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My First Witness to Tragedy

January 28th marks the anniversary of the Challenger disaster. I was 11-years-old at the time and in the fifth grade. I was also in the Young Astronauts Program—a program for school kids to get...

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9/11: 16 Years Later

The world changed 16 years ago today. As I write my annual 9/11 post, I’m sitting in the same room just a few feet away from when I first learned of a plane hitting one of the Twin Towers. I was talking with a friend on AOL Messenger. The conversation that day is unimportant, though I’m sure it had something to do with Xena: Warrior Princes. I remember looking at an article on AOL about the attack and seeing a photo. I remember saying to my friend: that’s not a small plane. That’s a big hole.

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Fireworks: September 2016

These are not my best fireworks photographs. I was combating two evils: a lot of light and a busted tripod. All in all, they could have turned out a lot worse, I suppose.