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  • “I Like a Challenge!”

    I don't recall the disagreement, but I'd had enough. "I'm not staying where I'm not wanted!" I shouted at my new husband. In a flurry of anger, I set out in the dead of winter, marching down Algoma Blvd toward the college campus. It was Sunday ... I was pregnant ... and I had no clue where I was going. Though a student at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, I suddenly recalled the campus was all but shut… Read More

  • Don’t Quit!

    Only a month after our wedding, Jim and I faced each other in the living room of our tiny apartment. Sadly, we admitted we'd made the biggest mistake of our lives. How could it be, when we had started out loving each other so very much? I swallowed hard and looked to my strong, handsome husband. "What do we do now?" He thought for a moment, and then quietly delivered his conviction. "We stick it out."… Read More

  • Falling in Love

    Here's a question for you: Is there such a thing as falling in love with someone after only knowing him or her a short time? If the stories in our family are any evidence--then I'd say yes. Mom and Dad: My dad first laid eyes on my beautiful mom at the Cinderella Ballroom in Appleton in 1942. He asked her to dance and, while they were dancing, told her that he was going to marry… Read More

  • Freedom from Prison

    "How can you ask me to do that?" Alison wiped the tears from her face. "You know all the ugly things he's done." Yes, Debra knew what her brother-in-law had done before, during, and since their nasty divorce. She also knew how much it hurt when someone who should love you turned on you in hatred. Hadn't her own daughter hurt her more than any parent should be asked to endure? "But that's not the… Read More