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A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of going to STORY Gathering 2016. I first heard about it when I talked with Lindsay O’Connor way last spring, and she shared about it as her This Moved Me Moment. (If you haven’t heard that conversation, it’s a great one!) I was intrigued! But I didn’t take the leap. I did, however, decide that I would make it happen …

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You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need anymore of that sound. -Mary Oliver from, “The Poet with His Face in His Hands” Several years ago, I made a huge mistake on a printed piece that cost the organization I was working for money – and cost me months of restful nights of sleep. I felt sick about it. And so …

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“Communities of the like-minded is one of the greatest dangers of the modern world…among liberals and conservatives, agnostics and believers, the rich and the poor, east and west alike. We tend to form clusters based on similarity, and then we produce stereotypes about other clusters of people. In my opinion, one way of transcending these cultural ghettos, is through the art of storytelling. Stories cannot demolish frontiers, but they …

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Making Mistakes In this episode, TED speakers consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on. Today’s This Moved Me Moment: Today, driving home, I was finally listening to this podcast that my husband recommended I listen to. And the first segment, with physician Brian Goldman, is particularly moving. I mean, we all make mistakes.  But when a doctor makes a mistake, people can die. This story …

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A little over a year ago, this guy jumped off of a spaceship down to earth, like he was doing nothing more than jumping off a diving board.  At the time, we were with some friends up at our family’s cabin, and my son brought it up because they were talking about it in science. He was in kindergarten at the time.  We huddled in front of the t.v. …

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