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Music Lessons

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Candace Moonshower reminisces on the travails of being only moderately musical, in "Music Lessons."

A Veteran’s Story

Issue No. 11 ~ April, 1998

By the time I was old enough to understand my father’s war stories, he had long since stopped talking about the war. My brother, who is five years older than I am, had heard his …

A Job That Pays

Issue No. 9 ~ October, 1997

The night the highway patrol officer picked Andy and me up on I-90 about halfway between Chicago and Madison, I was a 21-year old graduate student who had never worked for a living. I’d had …