Cheryl Strayed From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to …

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Texture and Snow

Simon Beck Many hours of walking in snowshoes created this textured pattern at the Arc 2000 Ski Resort in the French Alps.  For more snow art go to Simon Beck’s Snow Art Facebook Page.

It Couldn’t Be Done

Photograph by Anthony Reily Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started …

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Oh What a Feeling

Music Saves Music Saves was devised to promote the capabilities of musicians with disabilities. This, the third release, reworks the Crowbar classic, Oh What a Feeling, against a backdrop of beautiful Vancouver locations. It features VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society) participants Jim Byrnes, Rolf Kempf, Sylvi MacCormac, Kristina Shelden, Bobbi Style and Dave Symington — …

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Author Helen Landalf

    I think having to face my mortality at an early age has made me appreciate my life more. When you’re young, you tend to think that you have all the time in the world, but I learned early that you don’t. When I have a dream, I go for it instead of postponing …

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The Outcast

Sadie Jones Jones’s compelling debut explores childhood damage and the fragile possibility of survival against a background of buttoned-up late-1940s and ’50s middle-class life. The heartbreaking story concerns ten-year-old Lewis Aldridge, whose mother drowns while the two are having a picnic. Gilbert, Lewis’s father, has no vocabulary with which to discuss feelings, and he denies …

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Artist Napoleon Abueva Napoleon Abueva is an artist and sculptor who has been named a National Artist of the Philippines.  When Napoleon was only 14, he was captured and tortured by the invading Japanese and his parents were killed.  Today he is known as the Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture. Learn more about Napoleon Abueva …

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To the Girl

Photo by Daniel Zimmel ( CC License)     To the girl who was raped: You are so strong. I cannot fathom the pain you must have gone through. The fact that you have the bravery to write it (even on a bathroom wall) gives me hope. To the girl with eating disorders: I promise …

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Give it Away

Quincy Coleman Give it away today so that I can receive tomorrow Give it away today so that I can receive tomorrow All the things that fill me when I’m empty Give it away Have faith in change Have faith Give it away -Explore more music by Quincy Coleman

Artist David M. Price, Sr

  There is something special involved with creating your own interpretation of a scene, object or person.  In my case, each brush stroke takes me along the road toward what I visualized before starting.  Sometime I succeed in portraying that vision –often I don’t.  But occasionally  something turns out even better than I had visualized.  …

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