'Learning to LIVE'

They Were Not “Dumb Kids”

They Were Not “Dumb Kids”

(Post by Cathryn Wellner) When Jim McWilliams walked into the class, a room full of fifth graders fell silent. They knew something good was coming. Jim was “their” storyteller. Once a month the retired lawyer came read more

Living Life to the Fullest in Retirement

Living Life to the Fullest in Retirement

(Post by TONY CLACK) Retirement is something that many people in employment look forward to. It’s no surprise really, retirement is a time dedicated to relaxing, exploring new hobbies and spending more time with loved ones. read more

Favorite Images from the Southern Oregon Coast – Photographer Ian Plant

Favorite Images from the Southern Oregon Coast – Photographer Ian Plant

(Post by IAN PLANT) I recently got back from ten days shooting the southern Oregon and northern California coast. The scenery there is simply amazing, with rocky shorelines and giant offshore sea stacks emerging from the read more

Digging Deep for Truths

Digging Deep for Truths

 Photo: Mississippi bluesman Son House (Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) The image still resonates for me. Bart Becker described a young fellow leading a frail old man to center stage. He sat the old guy in a read more

Our Journey of Lessons Travelling in Southeast Asia

Our Journey of Lessons Travelling in Southeast Asia

Photo: Child begging for money from her little “boat”, a pot (Siem Reap, Cambodia) (Post by AIMEE LEDEWITZ WEINSTEIN) I never doubt that my kids are indeed children of privilege, which is not necessarily bad, because the important read more

I Have a Friend with Autism

I Have a Friend with Autism

Karen is a mom of a 6 year old with autism (Post by KAREN VELEZ) I had never met the woman who was going to give the presentation to the class.  I saw the Power Point read more

Why I Should Never Say Never

Why I Should Never Say Never

Feature photo: Cathryn’s Pioneer Ranch in British Columbia’s Cariboo    (Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) You’d think I’d learn, particularly since the lesson has pounded me on the head repeatedly. There’s even a “law” that covers it. read more

Listening to The Stories – Photographer Guy Tal

Listening to The Stories – Photographer Guy Tal

(Post by GUY TAL) Many thoughts were on my mind as again I took to the long and empty roads, en route to meet with Michael and our Visionary Death Valley workshop group. A train of read more

Tokyo at Sunrise

Tokyo at Sunrise

(Post by AIMEE LEDEWITZ WEINSTEIN) Some people might think I’m crazy, but my favorite time to hit the streets to exercise is 5:30am.  I have always been a morning person, (ask my friends whom I would read more

Blessings Are Always Happening

Blessings Are Always Happening

Feature photo: Our family, Christmas 1992 (Post by DR. CLAIRE MCCARTHY) Last weekend there was a baptism during Mass at church. A baby boy named Zachary was baptized, and we all clapped when his father held read more