The Secret Ingredient

More Musings from the Ronald McDonald House

Tom Soma

Photographs by Aaron Hewitt and Bob Ray

Title Details

Pages: 96

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

Formats

Hardcover

Pub Date: 07/01/2014

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8309-9

List Price: $30.00

eBook

Pub Date: 07/01/2014

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6355-5

List Price: $9.99

Imprint

NewSouth Books

The Secret Ingredient

More Musings from the Ronald McDonald House

Tom Soma

Photographs by Aaron Hewitt and Bob Ray

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  • Description
Tom Soma's weekly "musings" on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington web page have helped him to share and understand all that he's witnessed while working at the Ronald McDonald House. In this follow-up to Soma's first collection, No Small Thing, he shares some of these musings, in what becomes a sort of memoir—"a fond recollection of the people and experiences that touched me."

About the Author/Editor

A native of Westland, Michigan, TOM SOMA graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 1979. Three months later, he moved to Portland, Oregon for a year of volunteer service. He returned to Portland in March 1981 and has resided there since. Tom became executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC Oregon) in February 1999 and has remained in the role for more than 15 years. Under his leadership, the organization has been recognized by Oregon Business as one of the state’s “Top 100 Nonprofits to Work For” each year since the survey was launched in 2009. His feature article “A Man’s Place: Scenes from the Life of a Father at Home,” which appeared in the Autumn 1988 University of Portland Magazine, was awarded a silver medal by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. His further reflections on fatherhood have been published in Parenting, The Oregonian, and Full-Time Dads.