Every year I try to do at least one story that I write, photograph and produce some sort of multimedia piece. Good years I do two or three. I'm not really a writer and I find crafting these stories in words and audio and images to be time consuming and sort of all-consuming. Its a lot to navigate. But when it works I usually feel the overall presentation has more uniformity than when collaborating with many others on a project. This story I wanted to do much more with but had trouble finding the time to devout to it. I had some snippets of audio that were able to tell the story, but I always wanted more. I also had a few pictures, but wanted more. Finally I knew I had to make it all and just worked with what I had. I had a couple of key photos that anchored it. The audio....well I'm not sure about it, but it does seem to catch your attention...so maybe thats good--maybe not. Maybe its too distracting? In any event here is my story about prayer shawls, I had never heard about these before this project began and I hope my story allows others who were in my boat to now learn what I now do about them. It amazes me how people out there are so actively caring about others. I always feel stories like this sort of give us a hope that maybe mankind isn't so bad afterall---at least there are examples out there to show us how to make ourselves better. Meadville Tribune story, photographs and slideshow by Richard Sayer.