Hi Everyone,

I’m looking forward to this week’s show! Thank you for all the patience you’ve given me for having to take a month off for the family emergency. Hopefully, we can go another six years before that happens again 🙂

Here is a quick reminder of the rules and guidelines for telling a story if you’re going to throw your name in Mr. Coffee:


And here is this month’s theme if you need a refresher:

Fresh Ground Stories – I Didn’t See That Coming – Stories of surprises

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016, 7:00 PM

Roy Street Coffee & Tea
700 Broadway East – Seattle, WA

121 Story Fans Attending

When I was a kid growing up in Anchorage in the 70s I always knew there was something different about my mom. She talked loud and fast and everyone said she had an accent though I could never hear it myself. She wore clothes she made herself but since she never used a pattern everything she made turned out to be a poncho. She looked like the Outlaw…

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Before I go I want to tell you about a couple of cool things that just happened for two of our regular tellers.

David Schumer got a story accepted to 12minutestories.com. They put some Stevie Wonder music behind it and posted it here:

Episode Seventeen

Is it Stevie Wonder? It sounds like him. What song is it?? I love it when people make a soundtrack for a story so you should check it out. The site wants us to send them more stories so if you get one accepted I’d love to know about it.

Also, Barbara Abelhauser just got one of the stories she told at our show on the StoryCorps podcast. AND they just told her that not only will she also be in the next StoryCorps book but a version of her story will be in an upcoming issue of O Magazine. We are officially one degree of separation from Oprah Winfrey!

I have no idea why O Magazine is suddenly publishing our kind of stories but I am not ashamed to say that I am totally jealous of Barb for getting one in there. For the first time in my life I am going to start reading O Magazine while I’m in line at Fred Meyer because I know that somewhere between, “Boost Your Bathroom’s Potential” and “Six Small Upgrades to Tacos That Will Blow Your Mind” there will be a story from one of my very cool friends.

Here is Barb’s blog if you’d like to listen to the StoryCorps podcast:


That’s all for now. Thanks for sticking with me. See you this Thursday at Roy Street!