His Heart, Her Hands

Steve Goodwin was a talented musician, but he had never recorded or written anything down. As his memory began to fade, his family found a professional pianist, Naomi LaViolette, to work with him to save the music in his head.

Source: The Oregonian
Published: Apr 14, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,687 words)

A Teacher, a Student and a 39-Year-Long Lesson in Forgiveness

A man attempts to track down his middle school teacher and offer a long-overdue apology:

“Only by chance was I curious enough about the subject line — ‘Customer Feedback’ — to open the email from a man named Larry Israelson.

You published an item involving retired teacher James Atteberry and the CASA program. Mr. Atteberry was a teacher of mine in the early ’70s, and I wish to apologize to him for a regrettable incident that occurred when I was his student. Can you provide any contact information for him, or would you be willing to serve as an intermediary and deliver a message on my behalf? Thank you for your time, and I await your reply.

Source: The Oregonian
Published: Apr 21, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2,106 words)