I think you all know by now that I LOVE telling stories. They’re entertaining, sure, but they’re also deeply powerful. They build empathy, share information, connect people, and point us toward the common ground we can all stand on together.

Former NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti worked with Vietnam veterans in Asheville, NC, on a writing project. The result is captured in this video–Brothers Like These – TakeCare.

Click on the link. Take a few minutes to watch it. I promise it’s worth your time to hear this particular story about how writing sets us free.