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Loretta Donovan

Loretta Donovan Photo Album

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1945
1945

Loretta with dad and grandmother in Vallejo, California.


1945
1945

Loretta with mom and dad in Vallejo, California


1945
1945

Christmas in Clearfield, Utah.


1952
1952

First communion with dad and sister Irene.


1952
1952

Christmas with dad and siblings.


1962
1962

Loretta and siblings: Helen, Irene, Louis, Loretta.


1962
1962

Loretta in her high school year book.


1967
1967

Wedding, Loretta and John.

1976
1976

John Donovan and daughter Courtney marching in the neighborhood Bicentennial Parade.



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1977
1977

"The neighborhood moms' softball team. Loretta is in the top row, 2nd from left.

1978
1978

Loretta, President of the Scarsdale Junior Womans Club, at the Holiday Fair.


1980
1980

Riding in our 1958 BMW Isetta, in costume for the Disney-themed school fair.


1984
1984

Donovan family Christmas: Loretta, John, and their children.

1985
1985

Loretta as Girl Scout troop leader.


1992
1992

Family celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Loretta's uncle: Msgr. Stanislaus Jablonski.


2007
2007

First grandchild, Jonah.


2008
2008

Loretta with her daughter Courtney at Courtney's PhD commencement.


2018
2018

Welcoming teachers with gift bags.



2020
2020

Brookfield Covid Vaccine Team, on which Loretta volunteered for 120 hours during the covid 19 pandemic as a clerical assistant in her town.


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Paul Stolen

Paul Stolen Photo Album

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1947
1947

Eating lunch in about 1947 outside with my father Elmer, 7-year older brother Stan, and younger sister Marilyn. I am on the left. This was before we had electricity. My father raised pigs, milked about 14 cows, and raised grain on our 160-acre farm in NW Minnesota.

1949
1949

I'm sitting on the lawn at our farm with one of our dogs in the background.

1952
1952

Family gathering. My mother is standing in the back on the right; my father is in the foreground on the right. I am next to the tall uncle on the left. My grandfather on my father’s side is on the left. He emigrated from Norway in about 1893 and had been a fisherman on the North Sea for cod. He lived to be 99.


1963
1963

At the research lab of Dr. Lloyd Smith at the University of Minnesota. I had chosen the fisheries and wildlife program because of my interest in the outdoors as well as Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” which I read right after it was published. This was my first ecological job. I graduated from the University in 1966.


1968
1968

I was on guard duty in the front bunker of the 9th Medical Lab in Vietnam. I spent a year at the Walter Reed Institute of Research after being drafted in 1966 and then was sent to Vietnam in September 1967. I processed samples for rabies and three other human diseases and worked with military dogs. I started grad school at the U of M eight days after discharge in September 1968.

1972
1972

My brother Stan and me. He was seven years older. He is wearing my Army coat from Vietnam. I am wearing another which I asked for when I was released.


1984 or 85
1984 or 85

My wife Deb and I while backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We lived in Montana from 1979 until 1985. I had met Deb right before leaving Minnesota and then worked for the Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, Energy Division.


1990s
1990s

I was employed by the Minnesota Dept. of Nat. Resources, and this is our division’s Environmental Review Team. We analyzed impacts on the environment and tried to reduce them. I’m the guy with the beard sitting at the base of the tree.

2009
2009

Deb and I were at the 2009 retirement party given to me when I retired from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This might have been right before my supervisor, a computer geek, found out that in my past life, my animal behavior studies had been cited in feminist journals. (Laughter ensued.)

2016
2016

Taken at our farm in Polk County, MN with Deb, Evan, and Martin in about 2016. Both sons are woodworkers and carpenters. We had two foreign exchange students this decade, one from Thailand and another from Japan. We have visited both of them. This photo also reflects our current life; Evan lives on the farm with a nice woodworking shop. We are often at the farm and also have an apartment in Minneapolis. Martin lives in Helena, Montana, and is the only employee of a high-end woodworker.

2016
2016

This picture was taken at one of the high schools in Ho Chi Minh City (often called Saigon by its inhabitants) where we volunteered to help the students practice spoken English.

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The American Vietnam War

 
 
 
 

Satsuki Ina

Satsuki Ina Photo Album

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1944
1944

Brother Kiyoshi and Satsuki, Tule Lake Segregation Center

1945
1945

Satsuki with mother Shizuko, Tule Lake Segregation Center

1945
1945

Satsuki, Tule Lake Segregation Center

1946
1946

Satsuki with mother Shizuko and brother Kiyoshi, Tule Lake Segregation Center

1946
1946

Satsuki and Kiyoshi, Tule Lake Segregation Center

1946
1946

Ina Family, Crystal City Texas

1947
1947
Satsuki and Kiyoshi, Cincinatti, Ohio.
1947
1947

Satsuki's birthday, three years old, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1954
1954

Ina family, return to San Francisco.

1985
1985

Satsuki

2005
2005

On the road of protest.

2017
2017

Satsuki, protest speech.

2019
2019

Protest Action

2022
2022

Satsuki with paper crane necklace.

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Dan Howard

Dan Howard Photo Album

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Early 1940s
Early 1940s

Auerbach Family Portrait. My parents are third and fourth from left; my maternal grandparents, Samuel and Sarah, are in the front row. Sarah came from Ukraine when she was a girl of 14 to save her life; Samuel escaped the programs in Czarist Russia at 21. They met in Chicago.


1947
1947

Young Mozart. I must have been around three. Despite my earnest practice, I never did make it to Carnegie Hall.

1948
1948

Writing First Novel. My Grandpa Sam owned a men's clothing factory in downtown L.A. and would throw a big Christmas party for all his employees every year. Finding this office typewriter was the beginning of my budding career as a writer. (I'm still working on that novel.)

1950
1950

Reading with Sister Judy. My sister is three years older and we shared a room when we were small.

1950
1950

The Tiger. With sister Judy at World Jungle Compound in L.A. The tiger's name is Sultana, and, yes, she is real. One of my favorite childhood photos capturing my inner ragamuffin.


1954
1954

Nerdy Dan at 10. The Cold War, Eisenhower, Korea, Rock Around The Clock, Doris Day, Sinatra, From Here to Eternity.

1962
1962

High School Graduation. Feeling very happy and ready to move on to my next adventure: college in San Francisco.

1963
1963

Marriage to Beth in Mill Valley. My life changed very rapidly with the responsibilities of a married man at 19.

1964
1964

Young Father. Beth, Dan, and my wonderful daughter, Anya. 1964.

1970
1970

Alaska Pipeline Worker. I hitchhiked to Alaska in 1970 on a lark just to see the country and ended up spending six years there. I worked as a union laborer on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Project in 1975 along with thousands of others from around the world seeking their fortune (not unlike the Klondike Gold Rush a century earlier.)

1980S
1980S


With My Father. My father loved music and people and had an incredibly passionate zest for life. He inspired me to play the harmonica and guitar as a way to spread joy and, ultimately, to have a career in music. His memory is with me every day.

 

Halibut Fishing. Out on the Pacific with my son-in-law Ross Taylor in Humboldt County. Nice catch for a novice angler.


 

Minstrel Dan. I've been a freelance entertainer for the past 25 years and feel so fortunate to continue doing what I love. (I've also been an adult education music teacher working with frail and elderly adults in care facilities.)

 

Giants Game. Having fun with my daughter Anya and her family in San Francisco. Go Giants!


 

Groupies. One of the perks of my job is to have the attention of lovely ladies. It's rumored that some think I'm really Elvis.


 
 

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Richard Strong

Richard Strong Photo Album

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Family Gathering
Family Gathering

At the Strong Family golden gathering in  Gresham, Oregon on my grandfathers'
farm.

Horseback with Cattle
Horseback with Cattle

My age, 19 years, in the middle of my six years as the Business Manager of Deep   Springs College in the White Mountains east of Bishop.


Mules
Mules

My age 21, the summer I packed out Rock Creek pack station on the East Sierras. Old Duke, my lead mule, would tolerate any load. Toby, my favorite, had been a plow mule. Bud, my third mule, came to us from the west side with Jay in the rear. He had to be tied down to shoe.


Writing

Johnny Appleseed of Range Soils

Butte, Wyoming

 

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Mari Cote

Mari Cote Photo Album

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Riki Moss

Riki Moss Photo Album

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1946
1946

Dad, me and my best friend Norma in Fire Island.

1960s
1960s

I was a waitress at Woodstock in the 1960s. Bob Dylan was one of my customers. Here he is with my friend Norma, and her son Jimmy.

1989
1989

Terry Dobson and me in Ed Pincus' dojo in Vermont.


1999 - 2009
1999 - 2009

This is the cover of the novel I wrote, based on my relationship with Terry Dobson.

2010
2010

3 Vermont artists, and their Japanese hosts, at the airport in Nagoya, Japan for the UN COP 10 Exhibition: On the Planet.

2010
2010

At the UN COP Exhibition in Japan.

2010
2010

At the UN COP Exhibition in Japan.

2015
2015

Last Installation, Land and Local at Burlington City Arts.

Around 2020
Around 2020

Running artist retreats at my Vermont studio with the Burlington Writers Workshop.

2021
2021

Family

2021
2021

Family

2021
2021

Me now

An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress
An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress

My book has been reprinted with a new cover, meant to keep it out of the bookstores' sports section!

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Carol Kassner

Photo Album

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1942
1942

Carol as an infant. She was born 20 days after Pearl Harbor in 1941.

1942
1942

Carol in Twinfalls, Idaho with parents.
"I was their first child and they were thrilled I was born in 1941, 20 days after Pearl Harbor. My uncle, an air force pilot, was there but not injured. It was very hard for my mom."

1950
1950

Brother, Sister, Carol. Cowhands at brother's 4th birthday.

1957
1957

Receiving Torch Bearer in Social Leadership.

1960
1960

My high school graduation picture from Olympia, Wa. I was president of the senior class and active in the band and orchestra.

1966
1966

I taught first grade for two years then switched to teaching music at the elementary level. I had 1200 students in two schools.

1976
1976

I began teaching music education at Seattle Pacific University. I taught there for 20 years then completed my career at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. After four years there I decided to leave higher education at age 56 and return to Seattle to walk with my mother as she declined with dementia. It was a life-changing but important decision.

1976
1976

In 1976, with one day's notice, my husband and I adopted a baby girl we named Courtnay. She has always loved music and works in the music industry as an adult. She remains one of the most remarkable gifts of my life.

1977
1977

In 1977 I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Psychology of Music. I won several awards for my dissertation.

1995 & 2017
1995 & 2017

Here are the covers of the two college texts I've co-written with my colleague and friend, Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell with help from my husband, Dr. Kirk Kassner. Music in Childhood was first published in 1995 and has subsequently been through 4 editions. It remains the leading text in the world to train music education students to teach music to children in the schools. It has just been translated into Mandarin. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers came out in 2017 and helps classroom teachers integrate music into their classes.

2008
2008

In these later years of life, my husband and I love to travel. Here we are in Lucca, Italy enjoying a light lunch and a glass of wine. We have traveled throughout Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, China, Brazil, and Argentina as well as the U.S. We've been very involved in the International Society of Music Education. It is fun to visit friends from throughout the world.

Approaching 80
Approaching 80

I'm doing less and less work as I approach 80 but am still involved as a spiritual director, occasional spiritual teacher, on a committee for Sage-ing International and as president of our condominium association. That is enough.

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