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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Conversation With...

Whose story would you like to hear? Our weekly feature "A Conversation With..." offers a chance to hear from one local individual each week. Young, old, black, white — it's an ever-evolving picture of the remarkable community we call home. Look for "A Conversation With..." in The Oxford EAGLE Thursdays on Page 3, and while you're here, take a moment to suggest a potential interviewee.

Explaining differences, finding common ground

Helene Shepsky was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in Chicago and is now preparing to celebrate Hanukkah as part of Oxford’s tiny Jewish community. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Shepsky about the challenges and misconceptions she’s encountered in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (December 8, 2011, Page 3)

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    Living out leadership values

    The value of leadership was important to Lafayette High School grad Joey Griggs even before he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Griggs about how his relationships of looking up to others — and of being looked up to — are setting his course, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (December 1, 2011, Page 3)

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      Embracing life with open arms

      In a time of year that’s all about being with loved ones, how wide do you draw the circle of family? Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Oxford’s Bev Thompson, as Thompson shared her story of adoption, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (November 24, 2011, Page 3A)

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        It’s all about the patients

        That’s Rosie Goolsby’s refrain as she works to maintain quality practices among surgical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the longtime local nurse in this week’s “A Conversation With…”. (November 17, 2011, Page 3)

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          Simple upbringing yields hard-work values

          Growing up on a simple family farm taught Brittney Smith how to make her own way toward the goals she set for herself. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the Ole Miss Hall-of-Famer, current graduate student and longtime Bottletree Bakery icon in this week’s  “A Conversation With…”. (November 10, 2011, Page 3)

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            Overcoming intimidation in the digital age

            Using computers for the first time can be a daunting prospect, but connecting with friends and family can be a powerful motivator. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with retired physics professor Lee Bolen as he shared his approach to welcoming seniors into the digital age, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (November 3, 2011, Page 3)

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              When it’s time to face your fears

              Terrified of spiders? Try keeping one as a pet. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Len Clark on how he confronted arachnophobia in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 27, 2011, Page 3)

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                A deep exploration of children’s culture

                From the latest hot new toy to the trading of lunch box goodies, the details of childhood culture are often beneath grown-ups’ notice. But could they reveal how kids connect with each other in the modern age? Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with anthropologist Abby Loebenberg about researching that question in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 20, 2011, Page 3)

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                  Wisdom for Life

                  How do you pass on the lessons you’ve learned to your grandchildren and others? For Peggy Lamb, a self-published book was the answer. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze visits with Lamb in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 13, 2011, Page 3)

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                    Passing along the keys to fitness

                    Whether it boosts their speed, builds their strength or even saves their life, there’s a reward in seeing the people you train reach their goals. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with master fitness trainer Dennis Montgomery in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 6, 2011, Page 3)

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