Case of the Half-Boiled Toad

I’m sure you know the fable of the slow-boiled frog. If you drop a frog into a boiling pot of water, the frog will leap out to escape the heat. If, however, you place a frog in a pot of lukewarm water, and then slowly bring the pot to boil, the frog won’t sense the slow temperature change and will stay in the pot of rising, boiling water, until the frog is cooked, and dead.

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A Letter from Joyce Kohl

If you were a reader of David Boles Blogs back in the day when we were more formally known as — GO INSIDE Magazine in the early 90’s — you will be as delighted as I was to hear from our venerable friend, and early ally, Joyce Kohl, who touched in this morning via the Boles Blogs Contact form to give us an update on her wonderful life.

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My Son, My Son

by Joyce Kohl

“I don’t know any of you people. . . ” was the heart-wrenching start of a speech from my son to his immediate family near the end of an old-fashioned Christmas party in 1997. We had all gathered at my son’s request. He wanted all of us to give him some memories. He needed authentic memories, not related stories, to share with siblings and his parents.

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William Samuel Craig

William Samuel Craig’s Letters From The Civil War appear exclusively here in Boles Blogs.

Mr. Craig was born on January 8, 1832 in Nicholas County, Kentucky. His parents were Robert Craig and Mary Conaway Craig. At the age of fifteen, his family moved to McLean County, Illinois. His father died there in 1852. On July 11, 1858, in Carroll County, Missouri, he married Levica Payne, the daughter of James Payne and Harriet Ridgell Payne. She was 23 years old; he was 26 years old.

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Joyce Kohl

Joyce Kohl was born in Independence, Missouri on August 19, 1931. This photograph is the only one she cares to share. It was taken about 20 years ago in Maui, Hawaii. Her hair is now white, and she weighs a LOT more! Joyce is Managing Editor for Go Inside Magazine and you can read her delicious Go Inside recipe series, Joyce’s Eatery, to learn — step-by-step — how to create some of the best tasting manna on this planet!

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