Margo McLoughlin

Margo McLoughlin is a writer, storyteller and teacher. As a consultant with the Fetzer Institute's Generosity of Spirit project, Margo has been gathering world tales of generosity and using them to build community and spark dialogue and discussion in a variety of settings, from Mississippi to Kalamazoo.

The Gift of Metaphor

With our thoughts, we make the world...

The Case of the Reappearing Garbage

During the five-week civic workers' strike in Toronto this summer, my friend Mohan came home to an unwelcome gift. While he was away someone had deposited a large bag of garbage on his front lawn...

Caribou

En route to Jackson, Mississippi, I began a conversation with the man sitting next to me. I had noticed he was reading a gun magazine when the flight left Seattle. “A hunter,” I said to myself,...

A Slow Leak

Contributing one small piece to someone else's puzzle becomes a source of contentment in and of itself.

New shoes

A new pair of running shoes has come into my life. I phrase it like this, instead of “I bought a new pair of shoes,” because, as I am beginning to see, the shoes had a history before they came to me...