A Recipe for Community Building:

Misfortune, rescue, & healing laughter

Vytas Stoskus
4 min readDec 15, 2021

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A smiling elderly Al, Jr. in the setting he enjoyed most — nature — leaning on a tree stump.
Al, Jr. in his later years.

When my straight-laced sister would visit after having run off & married her fiancé’s best friend & set up housekeeping with him & his family in neighboring Canada across the Great Lake Erie, her visits home were joyous occasions. Our apartment having only 2 bedrooms meant I’d end up on the couch while she, along with her husband & kids, would…

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Vytas Stoskus

Social psychologist, psychotherapist (Worldwide thru Skype), conflict mediator; organizational, creativity, & unschooling consultant; Heretic, outside agitator.