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From an Eighth-Grade Education to a World-Renowned Pediatric Surgeon
May 27, 2023 |

I promised a series of stories from those who have emerged from a Plain community with an eighth-grade education and went…

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Amish Once Removed: New Educational Horizons
May 17, 2023 |

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I announce an upcoming symposium called “Amish Once Removed: New Educational Horizons”…

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Nostalgia in Amish Country
May 3, 2023 |

Nostalgia locates desire in the past where it suffers no active conflict and can be yearned toward pleasantly. ~ Robert Hass…

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A Soul-Nurturing Experience
April 25, 2023 |

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~ Maya Angelou This past weekend I attended a…

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Before Dawn
April 21, 2023 |

Photo by April Sachs on July 20, 2022 during her year of taking sunrise photos each morning The darkest hour is…

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When Someone Leaves the Amish
April 17, 2023 |

The Roads Taken There are as many paths out of an Amish community as there are those who have left. The…

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Introduction: About Amish and Beyond
April 16, 2023 |

Prepare for the new; expect the new; embrace the new. Otherwise, you’ll just repeat what’s old. ~ Marianne Williamson Ever so…

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