Stories

Second Place



by Diana Cassar-Uhl ’95

I'm contemplating ending my career as a clarinetist. It's a choice I never expected to face. I thought I'd stay at my job until retirement. Music chose me -- I know I could never have pursued anything else without feeling paralyzing regret.

I'm not sure how I got here. One might assume that giving birth to my first child was the...

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by Joe Palmieri '53

I won a Nikon SLR in a sales contest in 1973. Although I have been taking photos since high school days, I really got into "shooting" with the prize Nikon. I shot the photo of my son and his dog at about 6:30 a.m. at Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland. The fog was just beginning to lift, the day was quiet. I did not think that anything would...

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(from a series called "The Only Time I Believed in God Was at Granma's House")

by L’Oréal Reneé Joyce Snell ’04

My sister say I’m going get a bike for my birthday so I act like I don’t know when Mama call me.
Mama say come home cause I was over San and them house and
Mama say she going...

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By Mary Jo Novotny Durand ‘71

"Luncheon" was conceptualized in 2006 and completed in 2008 and depicts a traditional birthday luncheon at which close friends share advice and support. The women, sitting only 8" tall, were a very difficult scale to work on — especially their faces. The tool used most effectively was an orange stick designed for...

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by Lisa Kandle Catto, M.S. '95

I’ve always had bad timing. I catch red lights, miss airplanes, and marry men at the wrong time in their lives.

I left my divorce lawyer’s office with the final papers signed and tucked in my handbag. I decided to celebrate and walked to my favorite fine restaurant. I...

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