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Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

The year 2011 was a big one for my family. My mother died, quickly and without warning, while my husband was in the hospital down the road for treatment of an infection related to chemotherapy for his second cancer in two years. My youngest son, Ben, and his partner,...
Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

It had been another marathon day, teaching Pilates and aerial circus classes for 12 hours. After almost 20 years of self-employment and working in this industry, I was burned out, stressed, sick, exhausted and joyless. I barely saw my family, hardly slept, ate...
David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

Looking back over time, it is surprising to find the number of occasions major changes have been sparked by a wave or some insignificant serendipitous event. Back to 1964 My old fashioned grammar school was unceremoniously merged with a large secondary school to...
Jo Adriaenssen – In Short, Living A Dream

Jo Adriaenssen – In Short, Living A Dream

In 2017, my wife Marike and I were invited to an anniversary party of a friend. I was going to wave that night, I just didn’t know it yet. Our friend hired a local rock band to play some songs, to make everybody dance and have good fun. Indeed, we had good fun, very...
Patricia Todd – An Awakening

Patricia Todd – An Awakening

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I’m not sure this is an actual wave back. I will decide this when I get to the end of my story which is not just about me but about six lovely people who remained positive and jolly when they really had nothing to look forward to....