Author Archives: Lauren Markman

Lauren Markman is a writer, a wife and a mother. On her good days, she is entertaining. On her bad days, she is only mildly entertaining.

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.