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Healing Stories and Storytelling

No Known Survivors

Memorial Day 2019 was the first for Fred Rathfelder at his new address. Fred, who I knew as Sigfried, was my Dad's cousin. Sigfried immigrated to the United States along with Erna Rathfelder, my aunt. Aunt and nephew left war torn Germany and wound up in Minnesota, both sponsored by…
Cathy Wurzer
May 28, 2019
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What’s Your Story?

I recently had the honor of attending the 10th anniversary of the storytelling project A Peace of My Mind by the photographer John Noltner; a project that began simply by asking the question, “What does peace mean to you?” Ten years, two books, hundreds of interviews and thousands of miles later, voices all…
Christy Moe-Marek
April 29, 2019
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The Healing Experience

I remember the day my friend Bruce Kramer said something that puzzled me but in the years since his death have come to appreciate. Bruce Kramer. Dec. 17, 2012  Michael Bischoff and wife Jenny. Credit: CaringBridge website We were having a conversation about the dismal efforts, over many decades, to…
Cathy Wurzer
December 19, 2018
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Keeping the End in Mind

((This is from our good friend Michael Bischoff of the Health Story Collaborative. Michael is living with a brain tumor. He was gracious in taking the time to join us at our recent End in Mind Shakopee event)) Last week I had a brain surgery that confirmed a recurrence of…
Michael Bischoff
November 13, 2018