9/14/2009

Monday: Stories Ahead, Memory Lane,



FOCUS ON BUSINESS


Stories ahead:
My head is filled with tall tales and stories about Jack to tell at the Appalachian Festival on Saturday and with my personal ERA journey story which I am telling Sunday in Hagerstown, MD for the Western Maryland League of Women Voters.

Come to think of it this pair of stories is not such an odd-couple. All the tales are about dreams, trials, and bumblings and - - - they are all mostly funny.


This morning we are taping Focus on Stories. Andrew Hiller is my guest and we are going to talk about how he works up his NPR commentaries. His is a tough gig - the carefully thought out - short, short story!. He does it well!


I have to remind you - check out Travelin Oma this morning. She has the real low-down on working with your Muse. As well good relationship tips on working with that elusive lady.


MEMORY LANE


Alan has a post on quitting smoking that brings back memories for me - especially the song - don't miss the tape.

The song, a period piece, brought back memories of my dad. The struggle Alan decribes of giving up smoking hit much closer to home. I had to make myself smoke - everyone was doing it. And then 20 plus years ago, giving them up was harder than I dreamed. I read somewhere that the best way to make it through the first few days was to frequent places where you had never smoked. So, I spent hours every day in the bath-tub, emerging with my body looking like a shriveled up prune.





5 comments:

Alan G said...

Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the link.

If I had given your method a try by hanging out somewhere where I never had smoked before when I was younger, I suppose I would have become some sort of religious fanatic! LOL

I think I would rather have to deal with the nickname "Rasin" like you!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I remember when my husband quit smoking--how hard it was for him to break out of the habit. I'm glad I never started: I don't think I'd have the will power to stop!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

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