I got to ask Mary Vick Spaulding some good questions about life and death. Spaulding has been in the death industry her entire life. She is the daughter of a funeral director and she’s been a licensed funeral director herself for 38 years. Spaulding says she was put on this earth to do this kind of work.
Here’s an interview I did with clinical psychologist Tiffany Tuttle. You can get her book and learn more about her, here.
Lawyer Robert Sporny shared his story with me about being a homeless teenager. Sporny was adopted as a baby. Life with his adopted family was difficult and filled with abuse and alcoholism. On the last day of high school, he left home for good. Overall, he was homeless for one year.
Thank you Robert for speaking from the heart about your life experiences. I was moved by our conversation. -Kyle
I looked at what struggling historic groups can do to attract more people. Turns out one thing they can do is tell stories from a wider range of perspectives and points-of-view.
That’s certainly one reason I never cared much about history during school–because I never felt like I was hearing about people who I could personally relate to. And I certainly never heard about women during any kind of education about history.
Funny that now as an adult, I’m super-geeking about history, and really loving learning about all kinds of people and stories from back-in-the-day.
That’s the question I asked Veronica Riddle. She ran away from home a lot as a kid, and spent time living in a shelter for runaway and homeless kids. Here was her answer.
I wanted to explore some broader ideas of why the arts matter.
So meet high school principal Eric Alburtus, who says arts classes give kids a chance to discover new worlds and different ways of thinking and creating.
In fact, Alburtus’ teenage son worked backstage doing lighting and design for the high school’s musicals, and that’s what got him interested in engineering — which he’s going to study in college this fall.
33-year-old Jason Towler explains the big impression his music teacher, Crystal Harding, made on him in first-grade. Initially, he was worried they’d be forced to sing really lame songs in class…