1. I’ve been undone by the story of writer Patti Digh and her husband, John, recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. Uninsured through an employer and unable to afford the exorbitant premiums of private health insurance, they faced not only the terrifying diagnosis itself, but also the mind numbing, gut wrenching question of how they…

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Over the weekend I read “34 Things I’ve Learned About Life And Adventure,” by Chris Guillebeau, in which he said: “When in doubt about the next step, help someone and make something.” The whole post is full of inspiring, useable advice, but that particular thing…  that one lit me up inside. Deciding to “help someone,”…

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