In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn takes us back to the ballgame.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn loses a pizza, but finds a home.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn remembers an eye-opening night in Nashville with the Rolling Stones.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn takes us to her daughter’s wedding.

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(Cybil Shepherd, center, after winning the Miss Teenage Mephmis Pageant in 1966)

The Middle Distance 8.5.11: What Was I Thinking?
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What was I thinking? I was 15 years old and had moved with my family from the small town of Jackson to the […]

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([Tearing Down Fence] Creator/Photographer: Stewarts Commercial Photographers,February 1932. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 013-10179.)

The Middle Distance 7.29.11: “Don’t Fence Me In”
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A few weeks ago, my son and I sat on the front porch and watched […]

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(“Accident – Shooks Run” by Stan Payne, December 8, 1950. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10546.)

The Middle Distance 7.22.11: Do Not Pass. Pass With Care.
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We can’t believe our father has had a wreck. He is a […]

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In this week’s Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn tends the gardens of beauty, tragedy and hope.

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([Street Scene] by Harry L. Standley, ca. 1920s. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 102-10388.)

The Middle Distance 7.8.11: Neighbors
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At one point, after we had grown up and moved away, we counted 28 children in nine houses on […]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn makes her case for Terence Malick’s controversial new film, The Tree of Life.

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The Middle Distance 6.24.11: A Few Old Memories
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The older I get, the smaller my memories. I don’t mean that I remember less, necessarily, but that I remember differently. Instead of entire seasons or full days or complete events, I remember specific sensory experiences […]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn about the always-wondrous familiarity of a good story.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn considers the many bedrooms of her life.

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In this episode of The Middle Disstance, Kathryn Eastburn remembers coming of age one lazy Tennessee summer.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn examines the differences between the changes we want and the changes we get.

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(“Scarecrow, Florence, Colo.” by Myron Wood, May 1976. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 002-2990.)

The Middle Distance 5.20.11: Pushing Through the Dirt
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The soil is really not warm enough yet, but who knows when it will be? It’s the nature of […]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn confronts the death of Osama bin Laden as old wounds are reopened.

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In this week’s episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn sees her hands in the prints of her mother’s.

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In this episode of the The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn meditates upon an unexpected totem.

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The Middle Distance 4.22.11: A Tender Hallelujah
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We are deep in the midst of the perfect storm of springtime: tax day, Passover, Easter Sunday, gardens sprouting, fruit trees in bloom, drought and wildfires, floods and tornadoes … life, death, resurrection. Fifty-seven years into this […]

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The Middle Distance 4.15.11: The Ecstatic Moment of Freefall
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I sing with a small choir — pleasant songs in tight, three-part harmonies — and the other night at rehearsal another singer commented that when she allows herself to get lost in the sound of […]

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn finds cause for celebration.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn talks about the two ways we tell our stories.

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · This week on the podcast, Adrian Florido tackles this debate: When immigrants facing deportation seek sanctuary, should they make their stories public? Do they decide or does the church?
 

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · For next year’s Winter Olympics, NBC will broadcast live programming across the U.S., ending the network’s decades-old strategy of delaying coverage across American time zones.
 

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · Since the American musician won the Nobel Prize in Literature last year, he has not yet picked up his award in person or delivered the customary lecture required for him to receive the prize money.
 

March 29, 2017 | NPR · Jim Harrison lived as he wrote — vividly. One year after his death, a new collection of his essays on food, wine, writing and aging brings him roaring back in all his immoderate brilliance.
 

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · Making the traditional foods of home on the holiday of Cheti Chand — which falls on March 29 this year — helps a member of the Hindu Sindhi diaspora feel less disjointed.
 

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