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Experience Magazine October/November 2023

Volume 36, Issue 1


First Friends Are Best Friends

Douglas Denton Church

A fourth-grade class reunites for laughter, tears, and friendship. A teacher helps build bonds. It’s not uncommon for people to count their true friends on the fingers of one hand.

Oct 05, 2023 6 min read

An Old Man’s Search for Friends

Joe Weeg

Do the number of years of friendship count? Do they count when they shouldn’t? Is loyalty the defining factor for your friendships? What if loyalty is toxic?

Oct 05, 2023 6 min read

The Friends Who Had Your Back

Kevin McGoff

Take a journey of deep gratitude: exploring life's valuable lessons gained from wise mentors and embracing the profound art of expressing a heartfelt 'thank you.'…

Oct 05, 2023 8 min read

Burt’s Rich Legacy

Gary Fry

The end of a friendship brought new friendships and deep gratitude for a lifetime of connection. I’m doing my best to take the losses in stride. It is, after all, the natural order of things.

Oct 05, 2023 6 min read

Windows to the Past

Gerald Joseph Todaro

Two lifelong friendships, one ended, and one ending. What makes me sad though is that I can’t go back to a time when he talked me through those stressfuldays and we bonded for life.

Oct 05, 2023 7 min read

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