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#268 A “best” day in Kaikoura, New Zealand

By Cathryn Wellner / February 27, 2012

How many “best days” is it possible to have in one journey, one life, one journey through life? A day in 2008, on a Maori tour in Kaikoura, New Zealand, was one of them. One of my interests is indigenous cultures. First Nations friends have been patient and generous teachers, and I want to know […]


#259 Good people are everywhere

By Cathryn Wellner / February 5, 2012

I’m writing from the Hilton near the Los Angeles airport. I should be just about touching down in Sydney now, wrestling my suitcase through customs, hopping a bus to the domestic terminal, and waiting for the plane to Melbourne. Instead, I’m still in Los Angeles. I’ve had a relaxing night in the kind of bed […]


#255 George the cat came back

By Cathryn Wellner / January 29, 2012

His adventure did not last nearly as long as Willow’s, the cat found after five years, but George would have quite a story to tell. George’s journey began September 23rd, in Fort McMurray, Alberta. His owner, Vanessa Summerfield, needed to find a pet-friendly apartment so she sent her feline friend to hang out with her family in […]


#247 Eateries with a twist

By Cathryn Wellner / January 20, 2012

I tucked the link for The Most Unusual Restaurants in the World into my hope file because a quick scan made me smile. Creativity, quirkiness and a social conscience are sprinkled throughout these offbeat eateries. A lot of them offer a place for people with addictions, mental illnesses, prison records or other challenges to learn […]


#140 Women withhold sex to bring peace

By Cathryn Wellner / September 23, 2011

Just as the women did in the Greek play by Aristophanes, the women of Dado village in southern Philippines put an end to war by withholding sex. In both cases, one in 411 BC, the other in 2011, one woman took the lead. Lysistrata forced the peace in Greece. Hasna Kandatu set the rules on […]


#127 Trouble is what we get; life is what we do with it

By Cathryn Wellner / August 29, 2011

I’m days away from turning 65. I’ve known a lot of people in six and a half decades. They all had one thing in common: trouble. Not one of them had reached whatever age they were, from newborn to newly deceased, without having to figure out how to move on after some kind of trouble. […]


#121 Making the world better with books

By Cathryn Wellner / August 20, 2011

Time was when I dreamed of having a book store in some small-ish town, a place where customers would curl up in soft chairs, pet the resident cat, listen to visiting authors and, of course, buy enough books to make the store profitable. Other dreams took over, but I’ve never lost my delight in books […]

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