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Voices

“To hear a story while surrounded by utter darkness, unable even to make out the face of the storyteller, is a spiritual act. You truly listen to every word spoken, every half-tone and pause in cadence and rhythm…” Those lines … Continue reading

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“What is Most Essential to Wabash?”

With the “Milestones” issue of Wabash Magazine off the press and on its way to the bindery and bound for mailboxes later this week, I’ve been thinking about some of my favorite lines from this edition. We’re blessed to have … Continue reading

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Joe Day’s Book 20 Years in the Making

Reading of Thursday’s reception for Professor of Classics Joe Day to celebrate the publication of his book, Archaic Greek Epigram And Dedication (Cambridge University Press), took me back to my video interview earlier this semester with the 25-year Wabash veteran … Continue reading

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“The Best of Both Worlds” Gets Better

We last caught up with Ben Kitterman ’06 in our 39 Under 39 issue of Wabash Magazine back in Spring 2009, when we learned that he’d spent much of his post-Wabash years driving buses for famous musicians on tour and … Continue reading

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“Hello? Yes, I’d Like to Send a Fax”

I’m getting a little tired of retirement receptions. It’s not the gatherings themselves, or the food, which is delicious, or the speeches honoring the people, who certainly deserve these celebrations and more. It’s the saying goodbye I don’t like. And the … Continue reading

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Shelly and Joe Trumpey ’88: Off the Grid

I slept last night “off-the-grid” in a solar-powered home—the straw bale house Shelly and Joe Trumpey ’88 and are building near Ann Arbor, Michigan. We had all the water and electricity we needed and more, the place was as comfortable, … Continue reading

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President White on Leadership/”Our Mutual Life”

One of my favorite moments in the magazine gathering process comes when I meet with President Pat White to discuss his From Center Hall essay for each issue of WM. In addition to being president and a professor, Pat’s a … Continue reading

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