listener essay

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Listener Essay - Apples

  Anne Decker’s essays and observational humor have appeared locally in newspapers and magazines and on public radio. More of her work may be seen at www.ahdecker.com.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Listener Essay - Lost Hours

  Elisabeth Grace, an almost-retired Clinical Social Worker, a writer, birder and gardener, has lived in the United States since 1972 but has deep roots in England and Scotland.  She now shares her Columbia County home with Cole, a retired therapy dog, and Molly, a polite blue-eyed cat.

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The Roundtable
11:25 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Listener Essay - In My Own Time

  That Thursday morning in June, I awoke up before my 6:30am alarm. I was sixty-three years old and beside myself with anxiety and anticipation––full-blown first-day-of-school jitters. According to the directions on the Bennington College website, the drive should take me only two hours. Dinner for new students and their mentors was at five-thirty, and I wanted time to get settled in my dorm room beforehand. By noon, I began loading up my car with clothing for any occasion, toiletries, and bedding including the egg crate topper for the mattress that my student mentor, a Southerner who charmed me with her drawling description of my coming adventure, said I’d need.

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The Roundtable
11:25 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Listener Essay - Red, Brown, And Navy Blue

  Kathy Curto is an Adjunct Professor of Writing at Montclair State University and her work has been published in The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, Italian Americana, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Lumina, The Mom Egg, Splash of Red and several newspapers covering the Hudson Valley. She holds a BA and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSW from Hunter School of Social Work. In 2012 she was selected as one of the cast members of the first NYC Listen to Your Mother show, a national series of original live readings. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children. This essay is also featured on Junk.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Listener Essay - Remembering Peter Matthiessen

    In this essay, Jeanne Hunter remembers her friend, American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer and CIA-agent Peter Matthiessen who passed away in April of this year.

The Roundtable
11:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Listener Essay - Softball Brain

  A listener essay by Maxine Schmidt about aging and Summer fun.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Listener Essay - Mover's Dilemma

    Mover’s Dilemma Ken Appleman Downstairs in the basement, stacked on the dusty concrete floor, cold, lit by the glare of bare bulbs, is my life.

Well, not my life, exactly, but my life’s history. Papers. Books. Toys. Games. Old computers. Defunct cameras. A pair of binoculars so out-of-alignment no crossing of the eyes can eliminate the double image. All of it packed, securely, wrapped in newspaper or old junk mail, and stuffed, neatly, into plastic bins and cardboard boxes.

My life’s history.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Listener Essay - Grandest Lady Suit

  Kathleen McCabe is retired from St. Peter's Hospital, where she was a Nursing Supervisor in Home Care. She lives in Guilderland.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Listener Essay - We Share The Air: Fragrance Sensitivity

    Joyce Miller is a college librarian in Queensbury, New York. She created the website fragrancesensitivityawareness.weebly.com, offering a slideshow about fragrance sensitivity, links to medical research, information about unscented alternatives and more. She has also traveled to 25 countries on six continents, primarily in search of birds and other wildlife.

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The Roundtable
11:25 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Listener Essay - Mother's Day Retort

  Kate Cohen is a writer and editor in Albany, New York. You can find more of her work at katecohen.net.

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