Unconditional Caregiving
Journalist Richard Lui's father, Stephen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease nine years ago. Not long after the diagnosis, the New York-based MSNBC/NBC news anchor began commuting cross-country to San Francisco each week to help care for his father,...
Courageous conversations at the Human Library
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but most people do exactly that with humans. “We so frequently do judge people by their appearances or their identity or their religion or gender — you name it,” says librarian Susan Lauricella of the Wilton...
A Kentucky collector finds purpose in his passion
When Lamont Collins' family moved to a mostly white Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in the 1960s, he felt like he'd been dropped behind enemy lines (although he was never physically harmed). He survived and thrived in large part because of his athletic...
Day is done
I’ve played the trumpet since I was 11, and I even majored in music in college. After I became a nun, in 1992, I played only at Christmas and Easter, and I missed playing more. Fortunately, about 10 years ago, I heard about Bugles Across American and signed...
Common values, uncommon rewards
Becca Calendo and Amelia Lorenz, housemates at Chicago's Hesed Community Cooperative, love molasses cookies. So last Christmas they used one of the group's three kitchens to whip up several batches of their favorite recipes. Then they enlisted the rest of the...