Writing and publishing a book is no small feat, so when my friend announced that he was doing a book signing for a novel he had written, I knew that not only would I go to show support for his accomplishment, it was also a perfect artist date to take myself on.
A book can be many things to many people, and this book is the tangible result of a writer setting a creative goal and sticking to it. Not only did I enjoy the book – which, by the way, is a page-turning modern gothic mystery – I was so proud and happy for him for being successful in his journey to finish it.
I’m even happier to let you know that he was gracious enough to agree to my request when I asked him to record an excerpt for this episode. So, without further ado, please take a listen
below to the full episode and the excerpt.
Revisiting the past can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Reminiscing about the good old days is something we all do, but what if your “good old days” weren’t so good? Are our memories an accurate representation of what really happened, or do they, over time, become the stories that we’ve told ourselves so many times that they’ve become our reality.
That’s the answer I was after when I decided to attend a realtor Open House at the house where I spent my teen years. Decades later, I categorize that time as the most challenging time of my life, so why would I want to go back? What would I find? What could I possibly find that could be considered inspiring?
As it turns out, maybe our memories are a bit faulty.
Stories, the ones we tell each other and the ones we tell ourselves are powerful. Can they be reshaped with a little distance and a little wisdom? Take a listen below to find out.
Luckily, somewhere between 13 and 16, I must have started to turn it around.