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Your Turn to be Hero of the Day

Your Turn to be Hero of the Day

by Patrick McNerthney What if you decided to walk through your life pretending an audience was watching your every move?  Pretty trippy yeah? It sounds like The Truman Show – that darkish comedy from 1998, starring Jim Carrey as a man who grows up in a fake world...

FAM’s Newest Offering: Drama Therapy!

FAM’s Newest Offering: Drama Therapy!

Here's the skinny: Drama therapy activities are designed to build community, practice verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and promote cognitive skills for elderly adults in nursing homes or assisted living arrangements. Through games, readings, visuals, and...

Marching Bands and Shellfish Are Key to Your Happiness

Marching Bands and Shellfish Are Key to Your Happiness

by Patrick McNerthney No matter where we are in life; whether our work life, social life, casual life, or boating life – we’re all secretly looking for the same thing. Money, power, and really good crab cakes; not too bready, not too fishy, tender, and with a really...

FAM Joins PANO’s Equity in Action Initiative

FAM Joins PANO’s Equity in Action Initiative

By Kyla Alvarez, PANO via salsalabs.org  The Impact of Equity in Action   Meet Fine Art Miracles, Inc. (FAM). FAM is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit with a deeply meaningful human-centered mission: to improve the lives of older adults living in nursing...

Trying Defeats Self-Doubt

Trying Defeats Self-Doubt

by Patrick McNerthney My response to 9/11 was to join the fire service.  At the time I was in portfolio school to become an advertising copywriter – you know the type: a sleazy hack willing to sell snake-oil and such, kind of like the good-looking creeps in Mad...