This week on DigitaleStories:

Monday — Simpson University’s Nolan Burns writes about a favorite film, the Frank Capra classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Tuesday — Casa Grande High science teacher Michal Buchmann shares about his decision to go from building homes to educating students. It’s part of the series, “Then I Became a Teacher: changing careers, figuring out life.”

Thursday — My grandfather John Digitale is fearless, even when confronting my unruly horse. The next vignette in “American Risotto.” (To learn more, visit the “American Risotto” page.)