Photo: Kylon and Te You know the song, “A Whole New World,” from Disney’s Aladdin?
Photo: Jana Kubrock “Don’t touch anything without your gloves on!” shouted our trip leader. A group of us inhaled one last deep breath of fresh air before entering another moldy home. Dinner time was approaching, my energy was vanishing, and the last thing I wanted to do was haul out loads of grungy items
Kathy Schallert I was raised in an alcoholic home where it made perfect sense to follow the same path as my parents—a path of denial and abuse. At thirteen, I’d already learned too much about life the hard way. It seemed much more bearable to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol than to be straight
Ron Williams Asleep in my California seaside apartment, I suddenly heard my name, “Ron,” in a clear, distinct whisper. Immediately I awoke and checked the small apartment and balcony, but there was no one there. This experience was repeated again during my one-year extended business assignment in California, and then again when I was sent to Paris, France, for another extended assignment