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My story: Everyday Lives

My story today is about memory. Although I can’t really tell you how to remember everything, I can offer this challenge instead: Would you really want to? What would it be like to really remember every moment of your life? Everyday Lives takes a look at a woman’s unique and precise relationship with the passage of time.

AMy story today is about everyday lives.manda liked Julia’s open manner enough to explain her “little time idiosyncrasy” as she referred to it. Rather than being put off, Julia had asked several questions (as only a psychology major would) and it wasn’t until 27 days later that Julia started testing Amanda’s ability for fun — asking her about what clothing was worn on a specific day, what the weather had been like or what food they had eaten.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

What’s your first memory? Tell me in the comments.

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My story: Boring (not really)

My story is not boring.The title of my story for you today doesn’t tell the whole picture.

Boring features a woman who doesn’t know how to make friends, so she goes about the process in a more unconventional manner.

It was in the third shop that I saw her — the woman in the red trench coat. I had been examining a particularly ugly handcrafted incense burner. It was in the shape of a swan (I think)…

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

What do you do to fight boredom?

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Audio Commentary on Hugging Strangers

Here is some audio commentary that you can read about.And now, a bit of “audio commentary” from the author. Most of the time my stories come from innocuous events. So, there is a little bit of truth surrounded by a lot of fiction. For this one, the truth is that I was outside eating lunch and I saw a woman on the porch who resembled a good friend of mine. When I looked again, I realized it was a different person. (This is in stark contrast to the time my neighbor of two years was waving to me in a grocery store and I was afraid to wave back to him because I didn’t recognize him away from our apartment building.)

I think the part about all designers liking the colors orange and lime green is fairly accurate though.

Have you ever failed to recognize someone in public that you should know well? Leave me a comment (or an audio commentary of your own).

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My story: Hugging Strangers

My story: Hugging StrangersToday, I’d like to share my story, Hugging Strangers.

This tale is about a woman suffering from an uncertain case of mistaken identity. The incident brings on a rather sudden case of guilt during a remarkable windy lunch break.

Sometimes we need that reassuring touch — even from a stranger — to know that the world is unfair, but at the end of the day, we’re going to make it.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

Leave me a note in the comments: When is the last time you got a nice touch from a stranger?

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It starts here: Let Me Tell You a Story

Let me tell you a story with this podcast.Someone would say, “let me tell you a story,” and it would begin. Once upon a time, we all loved stories. We admired the heroes, forgave the villains and were slightly disappointed by the finality of the words, “the end.”

So take some time while driving in your car, exercising or even while cooking dinner for your family, to fall in love with stories again. To remember that just because you are a grown-up doesn’t mean that the adventure has to end. Bedtime stories, morality stories, love stories, funny stories – we all love them.

Let me tell you a story.