(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · Mo Yoder · When I first learned that Mo Yoder, Buhler, Kansas, had been a research subject involved in testing by the military during the Vietnam War, I had a bad feeling. That’s because I recalled hearing stories of soldiers unknowingly being used as human guinea pigs while experiments were done on them testing hallucinogenic drugs. I shuddered at the thought, but I wanted to talk to him about his … [Read more...] about Military Research Subject
Archives for September 2018
Characters from the Zodiac
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · "What's your sign?" · "What's my sign?" "Yeah, what's your astrological sign?" "Oh, I'm a Libra." "Libras have a strong sense of justice and fair play." "Yes, social justice is important to me." When I was gradually imagining characters for my novel, Taking Back the Bullet: Trajectories of Self-Discovery, I studied the astrological signs in order to get ideas on how I wanted my fictional … [Read more...] about Characters from the Zodiac
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · Sargent School · What image do you conjure up when you think of a one-room schoolhouse? Do you remember reading a novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder? She wrote the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books based on her experiences as a settler, pioneer family, and teacher. Or maybe you recall watching the TV series that was based on the “Little House” books where the children received their … [Read more...] about One-Room Schoolhouses
What Motivated Kaitlin?
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · Stories Change Lives · I had to learn the answer to the question. What motivated Kaitlin to go to Scotland? It’s normal for people to dream and to have things on their bucket list—what they want to do before they kick the bucket. But Kaitlin isn’t just dreaming. She’s making it happen! Everyone dreams. Every young person has plans for what they want to do someday. Two years ago Kaitlin visited … [Read more...] about What Motivated Kaitlin?