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The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions . . . by John Glatt

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The 911 call played repeatedly for months on news stations in Cleveland, Ohio, after it first was placed on May 6, 2013, and is now immortalized on YouTube.

“Help me! I’m Amanda Berry! I’ve been kidnapped! And I’ve been missing for 10 years! And I’m here! I’m free now!”

American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus

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Late one evening in the 1970s at the historic La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a janitor noticed a woman in a black Victorian-style dress standing next to the fireplace and exuding, as he described it, “an aura of sadness.” This woman was not a hotel guest, nor had she wandered in from outside, a curious tou

"Remember" the start of summer

Over the years, Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer and its true meaning is often lost in long weekend celebrations.  Memorial Day evolved from the original Decoration Day, first declared on May 30, 1868, to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year by Matt McCarthy

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On his first night on call in Columbia University Medical Center’s cardiac care unit, physician Matt McCarthy inadvertently almost killed his first patient, a college professor who had collapsed during a class.

Let's Talk Pitch Perfect!



How close are we to: Modern Technology = Mind Control?

Science-fiction is full of great "what-ifs". Many stories have reflected the paranoia that often comes with change, going back as far as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
In modern times, technology changes our lives so quickly and completely that it's inevitable that science fiction would reflect our modern fears about technology taking over our lives.
Recent titles that take aim at the pervasiveness of technology include American day Dream by Margot Pepper and ReVision by Andrea Phillips.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander coverThere is something magical about the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.  Sure, there is the element of time travel, but that is not the only thing to capture you.  There is adventure, anguish, childbirth, history, marriage, romance, war, and whiskey.  And more. 

The books of Outlander defy a single genre placement.  Probably the broadest term you could use would be historical fiction, but that still does not fully capture the presence of a 20th century English woman in 18th century Scotland, as the main protagonist, Claire, is the first person narrator of our tale.

My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today by Nora Pouillon with Laura Fraser

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Panera Bread recently announced that it plans to remove dozens of artificial ingredients used in its popular menu items.

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane by Stephen Seager

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Not all individuals who commit heinous crimes go to prison.

About Our Speaker for the May 14 program on Near-Death Experience


Greetings Edge Readers!


I thought I'd tell you a little about our speaker for the May 14 program on Near-Death Experience.


That's her in the stary blue sky above; she's Susan Fox, an internationally known brain dialog researcher, certified consulting hypnotist, writer, life coach and public speaker.  She is a Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-philosopher practitioner, a Reiki Master Teacher, and an Energy Field Intuitive.


She received her hypnotherapy certification in 1988 at the Hypnotism Training Institute of Los Angeles, CA. and writes the NGH column called Hypnosis Scripting.   


Space (and time) permitting,  I will include her official bio in the program booklet for the May 14 presentation along with her list of suggested websites and reading.  She's been the recipient of a number of honors.


Though she'll be talking to us about the near-death experience when she's here in a couple of weeks,  her specialty is helping clients create and sustain happy relationships.  If you check out her web site at, you can view both a list of her other speaking engagements around the country and a list of books she's written.


Susan has had her own personal Near-Death Experience; she'll talk about that and about Near-Death Experiences in general.  She tells me she'll be asking participants to engage in some practical perceptual exercises and there will be time for open discussion, so you'll be able to ask questions and relate your own experiences.


I'd like to write more, but I'm running out of time, so I'll ask you to check back in a couple of days, for more about this sure to be exciting program.


Remember to register, if you haven't already, by calling 440-250-5460, asking at any public service desk, or online using our event calendar


If you leave your email address when you register, I'll send you a reminder message a day or two before the program, so you won't forget.