Episode 272: Christmases in the 1970s

Summary Pulling episode 83 out of the vault and adding a few more fun moments to muse about the Christmases of my childhood and all the weird presents we got. There’s one that we especially loved to give, however, and that was our homemade Christmas calendar. I have a Patreon page! Please check it out.Continue reading “Episode 272: Christmases in the 1970s”

Episode 216: The Old Storyteller

Summary I met new inspiration in the form of an old Scottish storyteller. I wish I could have sat around by a fire and had a wee dram and listened to twenty more tales, but here’s one for you all at least. It’s called Old April. With gratitude to Austin Keenan! I have a PatreonContinue reading “Episode 216: The Old Storyteller”

Episode 200: Nana’s Last Day

Summary My precious grandmother could not withstand the cruel and wasting disease ALS forever. In the winter and spring of 1995 she finally succumbed to the decline. It was the end of an era. She was the last matriarch of her generation. Her passing was marked by a profound experience for me, one that staysContinue reading “Episode 200: Nana’s Last Day”

Episode 196: 2 Weddings, No Funerals, 1 Epic Birthday!

Summary These are the big communal events we all go through as families, and when you’re married you get it from both sides. New babies balance out the older generation slipping away. If we can float above and look down we can see how it all balances out, but it seems intense while we’re downContinue reading “Episode 196: 2 Weddings, No Funerals, 1 Epic Birthday!”