I had the pleasure of being a guest on David Clarke's radio show, Different Strokes for Different Folks, tonight. His show focuses on spiritual exploration and finding common ground with others.
Each story associated with Project Keepsake—the fifty-five stories published in the paperback and the dozens of stories I've posted on the Project Keepsake blog—is unique, yet each reveals common threads that connect us all and celebrate the glorious human experience. I connect deeply to almost every story in the collection. In some cases, I relate to the keepsake itself (like Jesse's milking stool or Julie's dresser or Sherry Poff's Devil's Ear plant) or the story reminds me of a person or moment in my own past (like Nancy's memory of her hard-working grandma or Ken Berry's story about his Masonic mementoes). We all have so much in common, and the stories in Project Keepsake hit this idea home.
I'm pasting a link to the radio show, but be warned—I wasn't at my best tonight. I have an excuse. Really! My husband and I spent four hours on our roof this afternoon making repairs and cleaning moldy siding. I was mentally and physically fatigued, but as they say—the show must go on. I had a wonderful time with David, who is a talented radio host and an extraordinary person. I look forward to talking with him again in the future.