This I Believe

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.



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