Bearing Witness

by Billy Shore

Moral Imagination in Troubling Times – on our podcast Add Passion and Stir

Thursday, July 26, 2018


“If you speak the truth even writing that doesn’t seem political is political if you are saying what you believe to be true. The whole thing about story telling is about empathy….Living in someone else’s life, in some else’s shoes, that is an act not just of imagination but moral imagination”

Rick Russo, the author of Nobody’s Fool, and Pulitzer Prize winning Empire Falls, has been sharing his strength with us for more than 20 years. In our latest podcast Rick and Portland, Maine chef Ilma Lopez (who left her pre-med studies to become a pastry chef and open Piccolo and Chaval) talk about “the semi valid reasons people marshal to justify allowing the true passions of their lives to leak away” – and how to instead ensure that your work and how you live your life are authentic expressions of who you really are. It’s one of my favorite episodes and I hope you’ll listen and share.  or on iTunes at