Loss (memoir): Ep46

“It is a Sunday night, and I, with my cat, am in my mother’s basement: a forty-seven-year-old man, who earlier that day delivered a sermon on Ecclesiastes to a congregation of Lutherans, surrounded by that tan masonite paneling, corresponding with a woman in Oregon on an online dating app, and thinking he ought to exercise, while his children were likely watching a movie at their mother’s house an hour away.”

Theme music is “Holiday Gift” by Kai Engel, via Creative Commons. For artist information, see http://www.kai-engel.com

How Eleanor Whitney Lost Her Limp (story): Ep44

“When Eleanor Whitney was young, the nipple on her left knee was a simple oddity. And like many genetic oddities (birthmarks, cleft chins, red hair), Eleanor’s was easy to ignore: it had always been there.”

Theme music is “Holiday Gift” by Kai Engel, via Creative Commons. For artist information, see http://www.kai-engel.com

The Things Left Behind at Mythic Records, 1982–2011 (story): Ep40

“It didn’t matter that Pearl Jam, Radiohead, and the indie bands embraced the LP. Vinyl lost to the digital download and Mythic Records fell.”

Theme music is “Holiday Gift” by Kai Engel, via Creative Commons. For artist information, see http://www.kai-engel.com