Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption By Katie Davis with Beth Clark (c) copyright 2016 Michelle Beckman, Sunday Dinner Stories Synopsis Have you ever felt led down a path that is unknown, scary, and unexpected? Upon high school graduation, nineteen-year-old Katie Davis felt led to Uganda. She left a loving and … Read more…

All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, with Refreshments

All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia, with Refreshments By Alex Witchel (c) copyright 2016 Michelle Beckman, Sunday Dinner Stories Synopsis Journalist Alex Witchel shares the “…torturous process of [her mother] disappearing in plain sight…” [p. 9]  Dementia is taking hold of her mother’s mind and body. As Alex cares for her mother, she … Read more…

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I Have a Book for That!

I mentioned in my January article that I decided not to make New Year’s resolutions for 2016. Instead, I chose one word—JOY—to guide my year. I think I’m doing pretty well so far, but a few years ago, I found myself empty, unfulfilled, and bored—I couldn’t find joy anywhere. I continued my mom, work, and … Read more…

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow Synopsis When Carnegie Mellon University (my alma mater) professor Randy Pausch learned he had ten tumors in his liver, he immediately began caring for his family and tending to their transition to life without him. About the same time, his university asked him to deliver his … Read more…