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Hold up! Hold up! H date is historic, also mega late

28 Jun
Stop clowning around!

Enough clowning around, this blog hold up is over!

Whoa! AND WE ARE BACK. Apologies for the huuugggeee delay in posts dear reader.  All I can say is that life got busy, intervened, stayed over, made itself comfortable and wouldn’t leave until we withheld its entire undie collection (somewhat true story in that there were undies involved, but I digress).

But after a bit of a hold up, I can bring you up to speed with our historic H date!

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StoryCorps aka ‘how to make a grown man cry’

3 Sep

I just stumbled across StoryCorps, an oral history project recording conversations between ‘real’ people about their lives.

This story, “Danny & Annie”, is relevant to this blog in it’s emotion and love, and genuinely made me cry.  I’m not a macho guy, but I don’t usually cry that often.  This killed me.  Heartfelt, touching and beautiful.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse, remember their life together—from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of every day people if we take the time to listen. Originally an animation in two parts, here you’ll see a special version that combines both parts of their story