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This and That on Tuesday

I'd like to open this post with gratitude to all of you for visiting my blog and website so loyally. At the end of March, the count on my blog and website  turned  over to 1,000,000 visits. Last year in early February, just before the PBS film, "The Amish: Shunned" aired on American Experience, that count was around 55,000. That …

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American Experience Goes to the Emmys!

The PBS documentary "The Amish: Shunned" that aired on American Experience in February has been nominated for an Emmy Award for "exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking." The American Experience film "JFK" has also been nominated for an Emmy. I was very honored to take part in both "The Amish" and "The Amish: Shunned." I was especially happy to be part …

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Profile Video of “Saloma” in PBS Documentary “The Amish: Shunned”

Today I heard from the digital media manager at American Experience that a short video of several of my parts in the PBS documentary, "The Amish: Shunned" has gone live. Without further ado, here is the video: At the same time, they also published Anna's video, which is here:  I would love to know what you all think about these two …

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Coming to a Venue Near You…

A week after the film "The Amish: Shunned" premiered on American Experience, and also a week after Bonnet Strings was released, my new agent, Heidi Ihrig, and I are busily scheduling for the cross-country book tour that David and I would like to make to promote Bonnet Strings and its prequel Why I Left the Amish. There is so much of this country …

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Sticky Bun Recipe and More…

Welcome to my new blog! Two days after the premiering of the PBS documentary, "The Amish: Shunned," I am looking out my window at the slanted afternoon sunlight shining on the white buildings across the street, I am taking a deep breath. I must have been stressed leading up to the launching of my book on Monday, followed by the film …

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Launching “Bonnet Strings” and the PBS Documentary “The Amish: Shunned”

Tonight the PBS documentary "The Amish: Shunned" will be premiering on American Experience. I am one of seven people whose stories are followed in this film. I have written a blog post for American Experience, called To Obey or to Stray: That is the Question. Tonight I will be tweeting live during the show. (Dorothy is a long way from Kansas!) …

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