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Rebecca Malmquist

Teacher in Grand Rapids

The Unexpected Hanging Paradox

PRESENTED ON MAR 15, 2017
IN GRAND RAPIDS @ VOL 16

The unexpected hanging paradox is a riddle.  Think about what makes you special.  Think about your family.  Now listen to Rebecca Malmquist make it more clear to you with her experiences.

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Hope Scarves

BY LARA MACGREGOR
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Inspired by Lara's scarf-sharing experience with friends, Hope Scarves is a way for women to share their cancer stories and pass on hope and happiness to others. Hope Scarves has grown to become an uplifting resource to cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family facing cancer. 

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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The Crab

BY DOUG LOWELL
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

In this introspective presentation from Portland, Doug Lowell recolects on a family member's diagnosis of cancer. Speaking about interconectedness, Life's cycle, and those who consume and those who are consumed, he explanes how the devistating emotional blow pruved to be the inspiration for his work. 

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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

BY SARAH TRIMMER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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All of the Above: A no regrets approach to terminal cancer

BY GA RICK LEE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Ga Rick Lee shares the story of his father’s terminal brain cancer, and what happened when his family took the diagnosis into their own hands. The story is a deeply moving account about courage, perseverence, and most of all, love. 

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY ALICE MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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Belly Buttons: An Unexpected Portal to Miracles

BY JOHN LAMPERIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

The birth of a blind child followed by the birth of a sighted child provided a miraculous discovery for John N. Lamperis, the father of both, who was not only present at their births, but assisted in making their belly buttons. While sharing his journey, John tells humorous anecdotes of his frustration with his oldest daughter’s attire, which revealed his creation—that is, the belly button—and describes the joy in knowing that, sighted or not, each of children is a blessing.

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Embracing the Unexpected

BY RICHARD BERGH
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Richard Bergh presents Embracing the Unexpected.

With love's light wings did I o'er perch these walls, for stoney limits cannot hold love out. What love can do, that dares love attempt.