family http://wamc.org en Listener Essay - Folding Laundry http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-folding-laundry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pamela Ethington is a writer who divides her time between Syracuse, where her home is, and Woodstock, N.Y., where her heart is. Her work has been published in New Millenium Writings. She is a student of author Martha Frankel in Woodstock.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Pamela Ethington 87353 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - Folding Laundry Listener Essay - My Commitment To Communication http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-my-commitment-communication <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.judithbarnes.com/Welcome.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Judith Barnes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an educator, entrepreneur, speaker and writer who lives in the Capital Region and has had a national consulting practice in communication for over four decades.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Judith Barnes 86275 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - My Commitment To Communication "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith http://wamc.org/post/normal-life-sister-s-odyssey-through-brain-injury-lyrysa-smith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lyrysasmith.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyrysa Smith’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sister, Molly, got a severe brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her husband died lying next to her in the hotel bed. After nine days in a coma, Molly emerged. But not the Molly that </span>Lyrysa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knew.</span></p><p>Her new book, <em>A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury</em>, is not a story about recovery. Molly got better, then worse, and then simply different.</p><p>Lyrysa tells the story of her sister’s brain injury—its impact on her, their close relationship, and their entire family. She looks to how they were all turned inside out and forever changed by the harrowing complexities of this most damaging and mysterious of injuries.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86181 at http://wamc.org "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway http://wamc.org/post/annie-potts-flying-high-pippin-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Popular actress, Annie Potts, played - and this is really cherry-picking from her numerous <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001633/">credits</a> - Mary Jo Shively for sevens season on the CBS series, <em>Designing Women</em> and Janine Melnitz in <em>Ghostbusters</em> and <em>Ghostbusters II</em>. She received a Golden Globe nod for her work in <em>Corvette Summer</em> and voiced the memorable Bo Peep in Pixar’s <em>Toy Story</em> I and II.</p><p>Potts is currently playing Berthe in The Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of <a href="http://www.pippinthemusical.com/"><em>Pippin</em></a> at The Music Box Theatre.</p><p>Pippin has a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This revival is directed by Diane Paulus and features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Gypsy Snider helmed the Circus Creation and the choreography is by Chet Walker.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85819 at http://wamc.org Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway Dearbhla Molloy In Manhattan Theatre Club's "Outside Mullingar" http://wamc.org/post/dearbhla-molloy-manhattan-theatre-clubs-outside-mullingar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.outsidemullingarbroadway.com/"><em>Outside Mullingar</em></a> - a new play by John Patrick Shanley - the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Doubt and directed by Tony-winning director Doug Hughes, is currently running at the <a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com">Manhattan Theatre Club’s</a> Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street in New York City.</p><p>Tony winner,&nbsp;Brían F. O’Byrne, and Emmy winner, Debra Messing, play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away.</p><p><em>Outside Mullingar</em> is a very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and hope to find some kindness and happiness.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84983 at http://wamc.org Dearbhla Molloy In Manhattan Theatre Club's "Outside Mullingar" "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty" By Dave Barry http://wamc.org/post/you-can-date-boys-when-youre-forty-dave-barry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his <em>New York Times</em>–bestselling <em>I’ll Mature When I’m Dead</em>, <a href="http://www.davebarry.com/">Dave Barry</a> embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.</p><p>In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating to funeral instructions, the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em>, and a father’s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84984 at http://wamc.org "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty" By Dave Barry Lori Duron On Raising A Gender Creative Son http://wamc.org/post/lori-duron-raising-gender-creative-son <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0770437729/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0770437729&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0770437729" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> is Lori Duron’s poignant memoir of her adventures in raising a gender creative child. The book comes from Lori’s <a href="http://www.raisingmyrainbow.com/">popular blog</a> of the same name.</p><p><em>Raising My Rainbow </em>is the story of her family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75746 at http://wamc.org Lori Duron On Raising A Gender Creative Son Listener Essay - Swinging In The Breeze http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-swinging-breeze <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">LA Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Christian Science Monitor</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Spirituality and Health</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Talking Writing Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Steve Lewis 83619 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1331-jamie-ford <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jamieford.com/">Jamie Ford's</a> first novel, <em>Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet</em>, was a surprise New York Times bestseller. His second book, <em>Songs of Willow Frost</em> is the story of a Chinese-American orphan in Seattle during The Great Depression.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82002 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford "Secrets & Lies" By Jane Isay http://wamc.org/post/secrets-lies-jane-isay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. The new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Secrets &amp; Lies</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, explores the impact of keeping secrets; how they can damage our sense of self, jeopardize relationships and also the healing power of truth.</span></p><p>Author<a href="http://www.janeisay.com/"> Jane Isay</a> has found, people survive learning the most disturbing facts that have been hidden from them. And secret keepers are relieved when they finally reveal themselves--and things they are ashamed of--to the people they care about. Much depends, Isay writes, on the way of telling and the way of hearing.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81422 at http://wamc.org "Secrets & Lies" By Jane Isay