Category Archives: Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

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

Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference: Gary Forbes’ Story

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference: the Wakefield Grannies Story from Rosemary Cairns

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference: Kathy McGrane’s Story

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Stories of Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference: Ashleigh Norment’s Story

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.  I … Continue reading

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Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday.   They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them.   … Continue reading

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Invitation to a Storytelling Party: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

This post is the context for the stories that will follow in this blog and on social media. Context: My 70th birthday is coming up in November.  Last year my sons said they would support anything I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Remembering the MLK Weekend, April 6, 1968

MLK Weekend, April 6, 1968 49 years ago, I participated in a history- and life-changing event on the West Side of Chicago. I was 19 years old, in my second year at the University of Iowa, and traveled with my … Continue reading

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