In 2006 I wrote an essay for the Public Radio International (PRI) show, This I Believe. Five years passed and I had forgotten about the essay. I had thought it pretty good, but recognized that they must get loads of good stuff submitted, and chalked it up to experience.
At the end of 2011 I got a call from John Gregory the producer of the show telling me he had found my essay in the archive. This should qualify John for a nomination for the radio equivalent of excellence in investigative journalism. He had to dig deep to find that essay.
The end of the story is that I got to record the essay at NHPR in Concord NH. With Alice’s wordsmithing, John’s guidance and editing and Andrew Parrella’s expertise in the NHPR studio, we came up with a recording of the piece. It will air on the Bob Edwards show this weekend, January 13 and 14. It can also be accessed via the link below.
Should you listen, I hope you enjoy it.