This is part one of an interview James did with author, poet, playwright, kanjam enthusiast, and future lead singer of the Zombies (listen to find out how) Thomas H. Iak. In this episode we get to know Tom a little and talk about his short stories, Farewell Earthlings and Mother May I, and his play…Read more Brontosaurus for a Quarter
We take a special look at a couple traditional ballads and some literary ballads. Works for this episode:"John Henry" traditional ballad performed by Pete Seeger from his Smithsonian Folkways album American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 "Barbary Allen" traditional ballad performed by Jean Ritchie from her Smithsonian Folkways album Jean Ritchie: Ballads from Her Appalachian Family…Read more Apples in Bloom
By Elizabeth Mitchell Her eyes blinked open. Habitually she looked above her grounded nest of moss and grasses for any hawks. Although rarely a threat, the habit was deep within her. Her small flock and mate had already moved on. She gently moved her still healing wing. Perhaps a few more days, and she would…Read more His Eye is On the Sparrow
By Thomas H. Iak Unbeknownst to me, the ghosts of childhood follow as I stepped through the revolving door of the downtown high-rise. The Italian marbled three-story entry screamed opulence, and I asked myself if I belonged here. Yes. Yes, I do. I paused, took a gander at my reflection in the polished elevator door,…Read more Mother, May I?
The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.from The Giver by Lois Lowry Poems for this episode: "Sonnet 60: Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore" by William Shakespeare"The House on the Hill" by Edwin Arlington Robinson"Song: Memory, hither come"…Read more Back and Back and Back