All posts in "Connecting"

#37 Neighbors pitch in for Leonard Fitch

By Cathryn Wellner / May 24, 2011

When I was growing up on a dead-end street in Twin Falls, Idaho, we used to shop at Dornell’s. It was one of those corner grocery stores where the proprietor knew his customers, discretely offered credit, catered to children’s love of penny candy, and kept a cooler full of ice-cold pop. I thought small-town stores […]


#35 Big man with a soft voice

By Cathryn Wellner / May 23, 2011

The first time I listened to a recording of IZ, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, I felt my heart split wide open. I’ve loved the song since I first heard Judy Garland sing it in The Wizard of Oz, but Iz’s version was like hearing it for the first time. It wasn’t just […]


#34 The Smooch! Project

By Cathryn Wellner / May 23, 2011

This morning Julia Dinsmore (aka @nothosepeople on Twitter) sent met a link that made my heart sing. Julia knows a lot about injustice and heartache. She also knows a lot about hope. And she knows a lot of good people, like Mary Johnson, whose story is told in the trailer below (and who will be […]


#28 You’ll find good company on Twitter

By Cathryn Wellner / May 21, 2011

Most of the people in my circle of friends think my fondness for Twitter is as interesting as thumb twiddling. They have the impression people who Tweet are navel gazers, posting endless streams of drivel. That’s all right. Many of them belong to the cohort already redefining aging. They are healthy, active, and engaged. Their […]


#27 Romance is still alive

By Cathryn Wellner / May 20, 2011

On Mother’s Day 2011 Ginny went to the movies. You know the drill. First the previews, then the feature. That night Fast Five was on tap. Only the second movie trailer threw Ginny a curve ball. A rectangle in the bottom of this video lets us see how Ginny reacted. Turns out Matt had asked […]


#12 A family of friends

By Cathryn Wellner / May 15, 2011

Robin and I had dinner at Hylton’s last night. Sharon was there. So were Deborah and Mary and Paul. Hylton created a meal worthy of the finest restaurants in Kelowna. As the delicious food and good wine mellowed and connected us, the stories flowed. Paul started the questions that brought out stories we hadn’t shared […]


#8 Thanks to a flood

By Cathryn Wellner / May 14, 2011

Robin and I were not looking for a relationship when we first got together. We just enjoyed each other’s company. Then came the flood. Untitled from Cathryn Wellner on Vimeo.

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