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#24 The whimsy of StoryPeople

By Cathryn Wellner / May 20, 2011

I was going through one of those dreaded but inevitable Major Life Events when friends gave me a copy of Brian Andreas’s Traveling Light: Stories & Drawings for a Quiet Mind. I read the tiny tales in it with growing delight, laughing at myself, at some of the people in my life, and at the […]

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#23 Kindness of strangers in a crisis

By Cathryn Wellner / May 19, 2011

At the Okanagan Institute’s Express series today, Ofri Barmor talked about the 2003 Okanagan fire that wiped out the new goat dairy she and husband Ofra had built. They had been in the Okanagan such a heartbreakingly short time. Their new house was completed. The barn housed 92 goats. After building a successful goat cheese […]

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#21 From egg to flight, a robin’s life

By Cathryn Wellner / May 19, 2011

Videographer Fred Margulies makes it look easy in this beautiful homage to new life. But anyone who’s ever made a video knows how much thought, time, and skill goes into editing four weeks of filming into a film that’s 3:33 minutes long. So Margulies’ “Robins: 4 Eggs, 4 Weeks” makes me hopeful for two reasons. […]

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#19 Sports figures coming out of the closet

By Cathryn Wellner / May 18, 2011

The super-male bastion of big-money athletics has always been an unsafe place for gay men. There are signs that’s changing. Highly regarded sports figures are coming out of the closet, and the world is not coming to an end. Former Villanova basketball player Will Sheridan speaks openly about being a gay athlete. So do runner […]

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