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This is my dad's story.  He is an eighty-eight-year-old  veteran of World War II.  Specifically he was a navy frogman on  UDT 11(underwater demolition team 11 -- the original Navy Seals).  Their job was to swim into the...

 

 

Poetry Preview "5 Seconds Ago" Written by Katrina Gurl for The Balcony View - Introduction of the Lovers Vocals and Musical Arrangements by Robert "Zaquir" Gordon Fan Page Us @...

Inside Cry

This is not what I want I desire to grow.
Slides of depression, still my love I’ll bestow.

Feelings of insecurity, uncertainty, come as no shock.
Not running into our love, but slowly we’d walk....

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 A short story about my romance with a young German actress back in 1986, based on my journal entries and her letters.  Thanks to Noel Dinneen and Emilie Blythe McDonald for providing voices for the young me and the young Heidi.

 

 

Privilege Of Distance

by Jason Sobelman

When did conversations stop at the front door?

Mother's darting eyes...

Last Thanksgiving my dad almost died. 

Attached is the story of Bobby Ward, a man who used the story of his life to help save kids lives.

I don’t know about you. But I’ve got a hard time getting motivated, especially when it comes to doing something hard, something that might take a lot of time, cost a bit of money or might even be a little scary. Life’s journey...

Having sickle cell anemia can be very limiting if your type is very temperature sensitive. Being in the wrong place for too long can make you stiff, achy or land you in the  emergency room. Unfortunately, because the environment is under...

As Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast in 2005, I felt an overwhelming pull to this event. I had a deep and abiding understanding that it would change lives forever, including mine.  Being removed in every way from this...

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The Awful Grace of God
By Sheri Bailey
 

Every time I've told this story, it's been spun for one of three reasons (occasionally, it's an amalgam of all these reasons). But, the common denominator in each case is, at the end of the day, this story gets a laugh... right after a shudder....

Hello,

My name is Don Hansen and I have a story that I think fits right in with the theme of your show.  Thank you in advance for reading.

I was living in Kingman AZ. in 1994.  Had a job I hated and a girl friend that......