Snippets from my interview with my ma.   © Darrell Lecorre

Great view from an elder. (Maybe I should use an different noun) … “We elders—what kind of a handle is this, anyway, halfway between a tree and an eel?” ~ Roger Angell

Great view from an elder. (Maybe I should use an different noun) … “We elders—what kind of a handle is this, anyway, halfway between a tree and an eel?” ~ Roger Angell

Some serious wishes of wisdom...Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

A little window into the remarkable legacy of Magnum photographer Burt Glinn.

Sarah Stacke, who was hired to help Burt Glinn digitize his vast archives, recalls the lessons he taught her about doing things well and with love.

Excerpts from a recent film with Sharon Syrette on engaging youth in their local and family history.  © Darrell Lecorre

Going Home Again

A good piece from David Brooks on Sting’s recent Vancouver TED Talk on the subject of circling back into the past in order to move forward.  

In our fast paced, celebrity-obsessed, instantaneous and technology driven society it’s great to see people talking about and taking the time to look back on their own history - not for the purpose of living in the past, but rather to help reorient.  As Brooks succinctly writes, “history is filled with revivals, led by people who were reinvigorated for the future by a reckoning with the past.”  

Vincent's Painting Class

Vincent Cass is a wonderful example of never being too old to try new things. After a stroke left him partly paralyzed, he decided to take a painting class… and discovered a talent.

He also shares a wise painting metaphor.

"There are times when you think you got something going, and it doesn’t work out as well, but you keep moving on with it all. That’s what it’s all about. It’s like life. You just keep moving on. Little by little it all comes together." ~ Vincent Cass

Marc Pachter: The art of the interview

Marc Pachter, former director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and catalyst behind it’s Living Self-Portrait series, gives some interviewing advice on getting to those questions that matter.

A little clip from my short film with Marilyn Mahoney, on her life and love of a career spent working in healthcare.

© Darrell Lecorre