First time in the Pacific Ocean

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Love witnessing and hearing the backstory about a first time experience in someone’s life. Despite not speaking in his native French he’s eloquent, even poetic, in describing what helped this be a never-to-forgotten moment.

My Dad: Someone I’ve always looked up to

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My dad is hard working, concise, gives great directions. Someone I’ve always looked up my whole life. ….Dallen

Surrounded by great music from one source

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It was a moment of being surrounded by great music. Like all the music was coming from one instrument. It prompted a fresh question: What would happen if the first thing a child heart at birth was music? How would

A Patch Adams’ Philosophy

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Daniel caught my eye one early morning at Kitsilano Beach. He had just had a wonderful conversation with a stranger after going in the ocean, and I wanted to ask him about the experience. This conversation turned out to be

When Harry meets Christopher: Bus Stories

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A bus driver talks about the wide range of stories found on the bus. He wants passengers to feel comfortable and supported. He sometimes tries to give them a sense that someone was watching, caring and supporting…

Teachers who cared in Fraser Lake

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Looking back at the long time teachers in Fraser Lake finds so many instances of a commitment to care for the students’ well being and learning. They were men and women who invested themselves in the students’ lives.

A dream to live on a boat

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The dream to live on his own boat started from watching Rich Man Poor Man when he was 6. In addition to maintaining his own boat, Mark is willing to help out any boat, some of which are neglected or

Making customers happy

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The science and mysteries behind meeting customer’s needs . The customer rarely knows what they really are looking for. Helping them find this is the art or science of sales. Here a single mom and talented daughter are stretched as

Annie Radford Violin

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A $10 000 violin sold quickly in large part to the fabulously well documented story the family had kept about it.

Preserving a fine violin: sharing the stories

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The responsibility of subsequent owners of fine instruments is reinforced to the current young owner of a $10 000 violin