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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News

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · In a call for European unity, the German chancellor urged a crowd of supporters to “take our fate into our own hands,” because, she says, the two nations are no longer reliable allies.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Men posted lots of angry messages on Alamo Drafthouse’s social media pages. The Drafthouse responded by scheduling additional women-only screenings.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, and suspect Willie Corey Godbolt said that he intended to commit “suicide by cop.” The state’s governor called it a “senseless tragedy.”
 

Arts & Life

May 28, 2017 | NPR · Yes, he was the captain of the Enterprise, but William Shatner is also a dedicated horseman and founder of the Hollywood Charity Horse Show. His love of horses is on display in his charming new book.
 

May 28, 2017 | NPR · “House of Cards” returns to Netflix for its fifth season. But it’s the first season of the political thriller in the age of President Trump. And the series brings a new twist on modern politics.
 

May 28, 2017 | NPR · Sarah Gailey’s alternate-history romp takes place in a United States that went ahead with a wild plan to farm hippos for meat. It’s a delightful read that suffers only from being too short.
 

Music

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · Michel Martin speaks with DJ Betto Arcos to get his highlights from the FIMPRO music festival in Guadalajara, Mexico.
 

May 28, 2017 | WXPN · His 2011 record, Low Country Blues, was his first in 14 years. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Blues featured covers of legendary artists like B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
 

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May 28, 2017 | NPR · As the album turns 50, critic Colin Fleming argues that the cultural impact of Peter Blake’s iconic record sleeve equaled that of the music.
 

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