This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
With each pecan pie and batch of molasses cookies, Emily Echols hones the baking skills she learned from her elders. Ms. Echols believes baking is an expression of love for her family.
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Baking from scratch is a process that demands time and precision, and it’s a task that some people bypass by heading straight for the bakery section of the supermarket. But is there more to baking than the final iced or sliced product? These essayists have found that the process of baking yields more than just something delicious to eat.
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This year, students at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, have been reading This I Believe II for their common reading program, R U Reading Together. By reading this book as a community, the university hopes to "set the foundation for a year of exploration and conversation about the human experience and why we believe what we believe." Click here to learn more about what Rowan students believe.
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