I crave a good story like some people long for a good night's sleep. The possibility is always there if only you can drift into it.

As a 30-year journalist and a lifelong eavesdropper, I've learned a lot about life from the stories of others. My work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and online publications. I spend a lot of time story seeking by traveling and photographing and listening.

Tell me a story. What magical words.