84: Alicia Morales — Lucky 23

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concert, newsboys, storytelling, stories, Story Night, Bremerton

Alicia Morales wanted to see Newsboys in concert, but was 14 and didn't have the money. A local radio station was willing to send someone. Mom made sure she got there without the danger that happens in the city on Halloween.

Alicia told this story on July 5, 2018 at Story Night when the theme was "Winning."

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

81: Rhonda Trevino — Flying to Impress a Guy

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skydiving, skydiver, Bremerton, story night podcast, storytelling

Rhonda Trevino explains from the outset that she did this thing to impress a guy. Like all our efforts, she got something more out of it. Rhonda told this story at the June 7, 2018 Story Night when the theme was flying.

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

59: Sarah Jaffa — Greetings from Bruce

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Story, hello, storytelling, alaska, library

So much can happen while someone else travels 36 miles in the wrong direction before realizing it and turns around. Sometimes our fears give way to a sweet reality. Sarah Jaffa from the Kitsap Regional Library told this story at our November 2017 Story Night event when the theme was "What Goes Around." I might have said "What comes around" in the podcast.

The song for this episode is "I Wish I Was the Moon" by Neko Case.

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

52: Craig Gurney — Whatever Doesn't Kill You Hurts Like Hell

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dive, spine, injury, story, stories, storytelling, Bremerton

This is a "Hold my beer" story in spirit if not in fact. Craig Gurney had moved from Idaho to Oklahoma and with some friends in his new state got pretty close to something major. He lived to tell about it, and told us the story at the July 7 Story Night of Champions. He was the ninth and final speaker of the night, so that means our nine-episode run featuring stories from that evening is over.

Craig was a little surprised when one element came up, so listen for that.

Also, I introduce this episode from a motel in California where interesting things happened. This episode is long because of Craig, and because of me.

The song is "Hell Hole" by Spinal Tap, for reasons I'll tell you in the podcast.

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

50: Lorinda Esposito — Blue Suede Education

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When the theme is "sacrifice" you know there will be plenty of stories about parenthood. In Episode 50 we bring you another one, this time from Lorinda Esposito. In this story Lorinda talks about her passion for shoes in her younger days, and how that gave way to passion for her kids later.

Lorinda told this story on July 7, 2017 at our Story Night of Champions. We're working through each story from that night in order. Lorinda was the seventh of nine.

The song for this episode is Boogie Shoes, by KC and the Sunshine Band.

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

46: Alison Loris — A Sacrifice, No Matter What

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Alison Loris said during the July 6, 2017 Story Night that the topic of abortion is often discussed by men, politicians and theorists, and not enough by women who face the question head on. So that night, she told her story. It was the third story of the night and helped continue a tone that would carry the night, that of storytellers discussing challenging topics. She wasn't alone in that regard.

Alison told her story at Story Night, held regularly on the first Thursday of the month at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill in Bremerton.

The Guttmacher Institute has information about abortion frequency and other data.

The song Secure Yourself is performed by the Indigo Girls.

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