41: Lorinda Esposito — Broken Hearts and Breaking Bread

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bread, Story Night, storytelling, empathy, compassion, poor, food bank

Years ago I knew a guy who had just married. Lots of people he knew told this couple they'd struggle in the early years. This guy I knew didn't want that. But struggle they did.

It's a rite of passage for many couples, the early setbacks that after years of work seem like distant, yet fond memories.

Lorinda Esposito shared a story about an early point in her marriage to Jason. She told it in November 2015, when the theme was "Breaking Bread."

The song for this episode is something you'll find out by listening to the episode. I put out requests for ideas and many of you helped create a whole list of songs that would have worked. We have binders full of songs now. In the end I went with the one Lorinda had in mind.

Thank you for listening. We look forward to hearing your story.

4: Steven Gardner — That's no caroler

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In 1996 I was faced with a dilemma. I could whine like a little baby or try to do what I could to make my wife glad she married me as we faced our first Christmas together. I concocted an ingenious scheme that would prove my worth as a man, and even as a person. That things didn't turn out the way I'd hoped was beside the point. This week's episode is sponsored by my book, Spill Your Guts' Guts. Music is by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Johnny Cash and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square. The illustration here is by Sascha Gardner.

Happy Holidays, everyone.