by Max Martin

I kept thinking one thought over and over again: this is not for me. Something about looking through these books felt intrusive, even voyeuristic, like peering into the most intimate moments of a man and his family…

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by Corinne Jarvis

Throughout the years, Gert and Leo had a tradition of sorts: every Valentine’s on single sheet of paper—now mangled and carefully taped together after decades of use—one of them wrote the other a note…

by Tatum Shirley

The opening cover of one of his scrapbooks reads simply, “I am S. Leo Ruslander”; simple and blunt, and, considering how prominently he features himself throughout the collection…

by Sarah Morgan

At the age of eighty eight, Leo S. Ruslander went on the Bergensfjord Cruise, a voyage that went around the world in eighty days…

by Laken Delaney

In his late 80’s, S. Leo Ruslander, embarked on a cruise of a lifetime. January 17, 1959, the M. S. Bergensfjord of the Norwegian America Line set sail from New York…

by Jordan Cobb

save the letter, penned and pencilled and stained with love./
tape the worn pages that tear with every year. …

by Evan Deng

A high school valedictorian and alumni of Columbia Law School, S. Leo Ruslander excelled at academics, fighting for his ideals without fear…