Tag Archives: stories

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Monogamous Birds of N.Y.C.’

Waiting Out the Storm Pigeons arrived on our fire escape, grooming one another. A couple. Affectionate. But they weren’t pigeons. There was something un-pigeonly about them. My wife called them “generic birds.” Search: “generic, monogamous birds of N.Y.C.” We discovered: “Morning doves!” No, actually: “Mourning doves,” named after their gray feathers and melancholy song. I… Read More »

People remember stories in your speech. The rest fades away.

An excerpt from A Leader’s Guide to Giving a Memorable Speech: How to Deliver a Message and Captivate an Audience. “The most powerful words in English are ‘tell me a story.’”—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini “Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best—and change—from hearing stories that strike… Read More »

We want to hear your COVID-19 stories

From the beginning of this global pandemic, the HIMSS Media information brands – Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News – have been working hard to bring you the most important information and updates on the situation. But you, our readers – healthcare providers, tech professionals, administrators, insurers, investors, entrepreneurs, and more – are all, in your own… Read More »

Why quit smoking stories

The why quit smoking stories I used to have was completely gone within only one week of quitting smoking. For longtime smoker Joe, his son was a crucial factor in his decision to quit. After the move in 1990, I was looking for a new job and it was at the point where many employers… Read More »