We launched OneWorld-Stories during the initial days of the pandemic. Our goal is to lift the spirits of people around the world during these difficult times. In our short history, our stories have reached people from every nation in the world. We encourage you to add your own stories.

Please help the site grow by sharing with your friends and family.

We appreciate your feedback.
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About Us

Mark Lawton is a teacher, creative writer, software developer, and youth coach based in Portland, Oregon, United States.

He has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from UC, Berkeley as well as a Master's in Humanities from the Great Books Program at St John's College.

He rock climbs, kiteboards, bikes, and is one of the world's best nappers.

To learn more about Mark, please visit

Aviv is an intern at OneWorld-Stories. He loves soccer, and plays on two different teams. Mark Lawton is his coach!

He attends school in NE Portland, is in the 8th grade and is 14 years old.

He has lived in Portland, Oregon his entire life, and enjoys its laid back lifestyle.

At OneWorld-Stories, Aviv uploads stories and develops new ideas for the site.

His favorite soccer player is Douglas Costa because they have the same style of play and Aviv admires Costa's skills.

Aviv loves his dog, family, and relatives.
Lior is an intern at OneWorld-Stories. He is a soccer lover, plays in NE Portland, and watches mostly EPL (English Premier League) and MLS (Major League Soccer).

Lior’s favorite players in soccer are Yaya Toure and Gareth Bale while his favorite clubs are the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns, and Liverpool.

Lior goes to school in NE Portland; he is in 6th grade and 12 years of age. He considers Portland, Oregon his favorite city.

At OneWorld-Stories, Lior advertises the site, creates new ideas, and adds stories.

His family and friends are what he lives for.