(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
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
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
(Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) I have an almost magical belief in books. I expect to find guidance for whatever question or problem I’m wrestling with just by picking up the right book. And why not? I read more
(Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) It was the Baby who brought me safely home. Mother tucked the tiny plaster figure into my hand before she left me alone, in a hospital bed. She couldn’t stay with me. read more
(Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) I don’t think I paid much attention to gender disparity until high school, when the differences began to annoy me. Boys could wear trousers, but unless the temperature dipped below 20 F., read more
(Post by CATHRYN WELLNER) On December 30 Michael Dahl posed two questions in the title of his blog post on Speak for We: “Does blogging matter? Does it create change?” He was responding to the question David read more
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