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melissa haynes

A LIFE-LONG DREAM REALIZED: VOLUNTEERING WITH THE BIG FIVE IN AFRICA by Melissa Haynes

I turned down the job and dared to do what I had wanted to do my entire life. A spark ...
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Molly Doane

AGORAPHOBIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY by Molly Doane

I cannot precisely place the transformation. I feel however that I have less and less interest in what goes on ...
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Kim Cooper

DEAR TOKYO, MEET YOUR NEXT POP STAR by Kimberly Cooper

So who says a 5 foot 1, pudgy redhead can't go to Japan to become the next pop star singing ...
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Penny Ross Burk

FEAR CITY by Penny Ross Burk

The traffic going up Route 81 was a little heavy but pride kept me on the highway and passionately directed ...
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Karen Wolf

GO WITH THE FLOW by Karen Wolf

My life's headlines might read like a National Enquirer front page: KILLER BEES ATTACK SAILORS IN VENEZUELAN JUNGLE; HURRICANE FLOYD ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill

HEART by Julia Butterfly Hill

The root word for courage comes from the French and means “heart.” True courage can only come when we are ...
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Jill Robinson

HER NAME WAS HONG by Jill Robinson, MBE

There can be no more proud or joyous feeling than to look into an animals' eyes, knowing that you have ...
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HOW DOES A FLOWER DARE TO BLOOM by Ilse Noir

I was growing deeper and deeper into a funk. I stood there, wanting so badly to just jump in the ...
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Jenna Jolovitz

ISN’T THAT FABULOUS by Jenna Jolovitz

I knew no one, and no one knew me. I was completely anonymous. So I did it. Like a banana, ...
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Lillian McCloy

MRS. SPOOK, SPAIN, 1965 by Lillian McCloy

Once, there was an intriguing assignment for me. Frank had been meeting with a Spanish-speaking Russian (Boris) who was being ...
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Alison Levine

ON THE EDGE by Alison Levine

I knew what it was like to get the snot kicked out of me high up on the summit ridge ...
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Laura Madson

ROLLER DERBY: THE NEW SELF-HELP SPORT by Laura Madson, aka Pippy Longstalker

Let me introduce myself. My name is Pippy Longstalker. My number is 36aa and I skate for the Dominion Derby ...
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Carter Helliwell

SOLA PEDALING by Carter Helliwell

I’ve read that growth occurs in the space outside one’s comfort zone. I’m not sure why I had to go ...
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Tabra Tunoa

THE ADVENTURE OF CHANGING ONE’S WORLD by Tabra Tunoa

I am Tabra Tunoa, Fabulous, Creative, Jewelry Designer, Artist, and Very Courageous World Traveling Adventurer. That's how I like to ...
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TRUCKIN’ by Johanna McCloy

When he graduated to the 18-wheeler, it felt like we’d become freeway royalty, bouncing with soft air suspension above everyone, ...
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Nalini Nadkarni

VIEW FROM THE TOP by Nalini Nadkarni

I have a great job; I climb trees to study the rainforest canopy. My journey to understand trees started early ...
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Doris Granny D Haddock

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA IN MY 90TH YEAR by Doris “Granny D” Haddock

Well, was that me? Old Doris? It was not the Doris who had sat meekly among them a year and ...
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