#483 The old violinist


To honour soldiers who have experienced war, I want to share this piece, originally published on Catching Courage. The old man was one seat away from me in the Williams Lake, British Columbia, airport. At his side was a battered…


#482 Storytelling our way to health

Sailing alone

Storytelling is so intertwined with our health it’s not surprising the healthcare field is gradually catching on. Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has a whole Program in Narrative Medicine. On the Web site for their master of science…


#481 Living large

Bob Doran saw the gremlin in these stones and set up a great photo, via Flickr Creative Commons

“We all deserve to have fun, live large, and be ridiculed by less imaginative people existing under the erroneous assumption they get extra credit for being prudent and safe.” Patti Digh, Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up,…


#480 With a little help from a friend

Charlotte Jaconelli and Jonathan Antoine during photo shoot for Together

They are two quiet young people with extraordinary talent. Fortunately, their singing teacher thought they would sound good together. They did, good enough they decided to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. When they walked onstage to compete in the sixth…