Bruce Auster's mother, Sylvia, holds him and his brother, Gordon, in an old family photograph. Her sons have only a few photographs of her from the years before she got sick with cancer; the audiotape helped bring back memories of her.
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Daidre Kimp dresses her daughter, Stella, before starting their day. Stella will go to in-prison daycare, while her mom does chores at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor.
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Bertha Ngumbi, mother of five children who are all now grown, at her farm in Kenya. She's sifting through beans to get rid of bad ones and stones. The cows' and goats' houses are behind her.
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The Misconceptions of the Mind Conference incorporated accommodations and play for children that paralleled the academic exchange among scholars and scientists.
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