Category Archives: Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Stories to inoculate us against despair: starting with stories from my 70th birthday party

Melody Scherubel’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This is a story one of my hospice clients told me. She and her husband took in a young (around 7-8 yrs old) multi-racial boy.  He was around the age of her grandchildren, so she told him he was one … Continue reading

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Mireille Menard’s Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Three Stories from Sudbury, Ontario Léo Therrien I first met Léo when I was in High School. I was volunteering for the Red Cross and he was working with Development et Paix, a faith based social justice organisation whose aim … Continue reading

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Marci Sharle’s Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

One happened just this morning as I was driving my daughter to school. Marena is my 15 year old daughter and we were on our way to school and work, driving slowly on the icy roads after a major over … Continue reading

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Linda Zahrt’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

My favourite person these years is Kenny Furlong, Carson City and County Nevada Sheriff. This man goes way beyond his official duties to assist whomever and wherever he is needed.  Kenny, as he is known by all, loves his hometown … Continue reading

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Joan Knutsen’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

The Paradise (CA) girls’ volleyball team had a championship game set for Saturday, the 10th, but had lost all of their uniforms and equipment in the fire. The girls said they still wanted to attend the game up in Auburn, … Continue reading

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Jeanette Stanfield’s Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Nunavut Inuit students are learning how to monitor climate shifts in their homeland.  They work with researchers over a number of years to see the change in ………. Over a number of years.  They are learning skills they can use … Continue reading

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Jane Stallman’s Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

A Taste of Ecuador or should I say Ecuadorians I want to share a bit about my experience in Ecuador, a few things that seem to capture the spirit of the people, the country. There are many more I could … Continue reading

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