This I Believe

September 12, 2008

The essays that NPR has compile for “This I Believe” are amazing and should be archived forever in the Library of Congress along with other great works of American art. They cut through the crap and into the heart of the struggles, joys and daily life of what it really is to be an American here and now. When historians are reading about us 10 million years from now these stories are what is really going help them understand what and how we interacted with the world called Earth. Anyway, I think everyone should read one of these story/essays to understand what I am talking about. Try this one that is written about the power of being there especially in a time like after Hurricane Katrina.

http://www.thisibelieve.org/dsp_ShowEssay.php?uid=6647&topessays=3

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Story Core is Awesome!

August 18, 2008

I just heard about this but the NPR Program Story Core is awesome! It is just a collection of real Americans reading their life stories over the air and just talking about an amazing story in their lives. Check out this one about a summer job that turned into over 50 years of marriage. These stories are really the center of the American experience and living the life of the perfect human.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93374093