Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Source: Rob Schreckhise via Unsplash.com is licensed under CC 0 1.0 public domain Maybe it is my age or just the people I hang out with, but lately, many of my friends and family members have joked that they cannot remember anything anymore. If I didn’t know better, I’d believe we are in the midst … Read more…

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…

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…