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Each month, the author, Joyce Keller Walsh, will present a new story –sometimes fiction, sometimes not. The narratives are intended to be entertaining, engaging, and sometimes provocative.

Each month, the author, Joyce Keller Walsh, will present a new story –sometimes fiction, sometimes not. The narratives are intended to be entertaining, engaging, and sometimes provocative.

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United States

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Each month, the author, Joyce Keller Walsh, will present a new story –sometimes fiction, sometimes not. The narratives are intended to be entertaining, engaging, and sometimes provocative.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jersey Girls -020

10/1/2020
Mysteries, Myths & More will take a short hiatus. My episodes will return early in 2021. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:20:34

Requiem for a Rooster -019

9/1/2020
Cohen, Roger, “The Last Testament of Maurice the Rooster,” in Opinion, p. A22, The New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Duration:00:08:42

The Thing About Dogs . . . -018

8/1/2020
a “Animals have complex dreams, MIT researcher proves. Study may advance understanding of human learning and memory,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, News Office, January 24, 2001. b “Do animals dream?,” Posted by EarthSky in EARTH, February 7, 2019. c American Psychiatric Association, (2013) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), 2013; Washington, DC d Peterson, T. (2016, February 4). Understanding PTSD Nightmares and Flashbacks, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on...

Duration:00:29:37

The Writing Journey -017

7/1/2020
• “Walking,” an essay (also called, “The Wild”) by Henry David Thoreau, published in 1862, but delivered as lectures prior to that. • Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002; produced by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara in 1996. • 1917, 2019; writers, Same Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns; director, Sam Mendes. • The Maze Runner, 2014 (and series); directed by Wes Ball, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name. • Miguel de Cervantes, Don...

Duration:00:28:34

Forgotten Lives, Part 4 Sylvia Hanish Berlin -016

6/2/2020
Fiddler on the Roof, the musical, was first produced on Broadway in 1964 -- with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein (who also wrote Zorba). It is based on the story Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales, published in 1894 by Sholem Aleichem, whose real name was Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich. From Wikipedia: “Sholem Aleichem died in New York on May 13, 1916 from tuberculosis and diabetes, aged 57, while working on his last novel,...

Duration:00:36:37

Epidemiology and COVID-19 -015

5/1/2020
SHOW NOTES • https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm • Defoe, Daniel, A Journal of the Plague Year, 1722. • MacMahon, Brian, and Trichopoulos, Dimitrios, Epidemiology. Principles and Methods, 2nd Edition, J.P. Lippincott, 1996. • “Outbreak, On Assignment with Richard Engel,” on MSNBC-t.v., 15 March 2020. • Jane Qui, “How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus -- Wuhan-based virologist Shi Zhengli has identified dozens of...

Duration:00:27:05

The World of Peter Wong -014

4/10/2020
The World of Peter Wong

Duration:00:25:55

Willie Wideman Pleasants -013

3/1/2020
Willie Pleasants is a longtime resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and an educator who holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts. As President of the Friends of the Uphams Corner Branch Library for the last 5 years, she was instrumental in finding funds to offer two Respite workshops to support the caregivers. She recently hosted a five-week writer’s program to help them to become published authors, which resulted in the anthology, Write On! Write On! (available through the...

Duration:00:26:07

Hope is the Thing With Feathers -012

2/1/2020
We haven’t kept up with the Sally-B for many decades, but as I was researching this, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the plane is still flying. Although Ted White has died, Ellie Sallingboe continues to operate the B-17 with a faithful crew of pilots (apart from herself) and other volunteers. You can learn more about this plane in Wikipedia and/or by going to the official website www.sallyb.org.uk. To learn more about what we humans have done, and are doing, to birds, I recommend a...

Duration:00:22:37

Dead Horse Swamp and the Feather Tree -011

1/20/2020
Robert Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough, November, 1785. a www.Ancestry.com, Otto Rainer Burger, Passenger Lists. b Wikipedia, “Selective Training and Service Act of 1940,” online. c Berkshire Evening Eagle, Science Service, “James Bay Isle To Be Studied For Botany Lore,” 27 August 1946. d The Catholic University of America, “The Archivist’s Nook: Our Coolest Blog Yet – The Arctic Institute at Catholic University,” posted online by Shane MacDonald, 13 August...

Duration:00:27:22

Forgotten Lives, Part 3 Valerie Burger Spiess -010

12/1/2019
A Swiss woman honored by the First Nations people of Quebec. a www.Ancestry.com, Otto Rainer Burger, Passenger Lists. b Wikipedia, “Selective Training and Service Act of 1940,” online. c Berkshire Evening Eagle, Science Service, “James Bay Isle To Be Studied For Botany Lore,” 27 August 1946. d The Catholic University of America, “The Archivist’s Nook: Our Coolest Blog Yet – The Arctic Institute at Catholic University,” posted online by Shane MacDonald, 13 August 2019. e Shane MacDonald,...

Duration:00:32:05

Memoir Writing, An interview with author, Alberta Sequeira -009

11/1/2019
Memoirs of an alcoholic family in crisis. Alberta’s books include the following~ On alcoholism • Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis • Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism • What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; Their Own Personal Stories Other • A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey to Medjugorje • How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space: Easy Steps • Writing Memoirs • Bring Your Manuscript to Publication: A Guide for...

Duration:00:24:25

Forgotten Lives, Part 2 -008

10/2/2019
Books/Articles a Lucy Frucht, video interview, USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, recorded 12 October 1995 (Miryam Rabner, interviewer); viewed at Brandeis University, 7 August 2019. b Lucy Frucht, video interview, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University; recorded 18 July 1994 (Dana Kline, interviewer); viewed at Brandeis University, 7 August 2019. c Diedre Bonifaz, “A Haven in Whateley. The Refugees Who Came to Our Farm,” in The Dispossessed. An Anatomy...

Duration:00:30:31

Forgotten Lives, Part 1 -007

9/1/2019
Books/Articles a Lucy Frucht, “Varian Fry” tribute (1991) and personal communication. b Hertha Pauli, Break of Time, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1972 (English version). c Hertha Pauli, Cry of the Heart;: The story of Bertha von Suttner, I. Washburn, New York, 1957 (English version). d Varian Fry, Surrender on Demand, Johnson Books, Boulder, CO, Published in Conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1997; copyrighted and published in 1945. e Diedre Bonifaz, “A Haven in...

Duration:00:27:27

Anna Garrity’s School of Dance -006

8/3/2019
Little Architects of Time and Space: Poems by Susan Nissenbaum Becker (non-fiction) Published by WordTech Communications/Word Poetry (2013)

Duration:00:14:21

La Pedicure, A Symphony in Four Movements -005

7/1/2019
"Finding Wabi-Sabi,"Lauren Hendrick, p. "Z1," Better Homes & Gardens, June 2019. (Fiction)

Duration:00:21:25

Life Upon the Wicked Stage -004

6/4/2019
A standing ovation is a playwright's dream. (non-fiction)

Duration:00:19:11

Time is Short and the Water Rises -003

5/1/2019
Describes the largest jungle-animal rescue project ever undertaken (nonfiction). To see the Walter Cronkite Documentary, go to YouTube "Operation Gwamba." For the web article on Montserrat, see Sarah Schweitzer on the website, Truly Adventurous.

Duration:00:24:06

Penelope’s Tapestry -002

3/31/2019
"Penelope's Tapestry" is the story of The Odyssey from Ulysses' wife's point-of-view (fiction)

Duration:00:22:40

What Ever Happened To Tommy Johnson -001

3/1/2019
Recounts one small, brave event in the 1950's, an error of racial tensions (non-fiction)

Duration:00:19:02