Duane Bolin

Commentator

Dr. Duane Bolin teaches in the Department of History at Murray State University.

Ways to Connect

My Mother's Hands

May 10, 2013
Murray State University

I remember my mother, Cammie Mann Bolin, everyday, but there are times in the day when my memories intensify.  My mother, was born in 1921 at the beginning of the “Roaring Twenties,” and grew to adulthood in the years of the Great Depression  She lost two babies, a girl and a boy, born a year apart, both living only one day, but she raised with my father two boys — my brother and I — during  the Cold War. 

The Lantern Bearers

Dec 28, 2011

MURRAY, KY (WKMS) - Maybe you know someone with a tough exterior and a hidden heart of gold, someone with an internal kindness only revealed to those closest to them. Author Robert Louis Stevenson called this kind of person a "lantern bearer." Commentator Duane Bolin examines this trait in Stevenson's essay and in his own life.