For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Barbara Parry

Learning to take risks and to live large are things I learned from my younger brother. Whenever I find myself about to “play it safe,” I picture him racing down a trail on a mountain bike or surfing off the coast of Carlsbad, CA, at the end of each day. Fearless and always true to himself, he is my hero.