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Where Courage Lives

Where Courage Lives

 A small town shows its big heart after a horrific accident. Where are those lights coming from? It was late at night, and five students—two boys, three girls—w ere driving home from a dance. A tire went flat. They pulled over. It was a county road,...
What I Learned From Tony Bennett

What I Learned From Tony Bennett

A woman steps up to the table at an Italian restaurant. She is elderly, but as she smiles at Tony Bennett, her eyes widen like a teenager’s. “I heard you perform once in a place near here after the war. Oh, you sang wonderfully. I was with a fella that...
The painful secret that millions hide:”I Cannot Read”

The painful secret that millions hide:”I Cannot Read”

To understand the anguish of the man, see him as a boy. See his drunken father beat him. See his father tell him he’s useless, no good. See his father terrorize the boy’s mother nightly, whacking her so hard he bloodies her forehead. See the boy unable to sleep, hiding under a blanket, crying, worrying.

Now put that boy in grade school in Montreal in the 1950s. He can’t learn. He is too anxious. Too exhausted. He gets his sister or friends to do his homework. He reaches the eighth grade-barely-then drops out.

He can’t read. He can’t write.

What Makes a Place a Home

What Makes a Place a Home

They lost everything they owned, but in the end each of them truly learned…what makes a place a home.       There was no calm before this storm. Earl Walker raced through the apartment complex he managed. He banged on doors. “We’ve got...
Make A Holiday For Someone

Make A Holiday For Someone

  ’Tis the season, says this best-selling author, but this year don’t just celebrate, Make A Holiday For Someone. You bring Popsicle sticks. You bring glitter. You bring boxes of donuts and inexpensive pizza. You bring stuffed animals, donated...
They Never Stopped Loving

They Never Stopped Loving

For those who found the perfect mate, the bonds of the heart endure–even after death.   In his new best-selling novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom writes of a devoted old widower who meets his wife again in heaven. Inspired by his...

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