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Kathryn Eastburn Promo Fall 2010
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The Middle Distance 9.24.10: “Through the Fog”
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The Middle Distance, 9.17.10: “Learning Curve”
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When she was younger, my daughter once told her little brothers that babies are born knowing everything. All the knowledge of the world is right there in their new little brains. Then, as they get older, they forget, […]

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(“The Road to Our Friend’s Cabin” by cosprenk)

The Middle Distance, 9/10/10: “Heart of Gold” (Right-click or option-click to download, or click on the play button to stream)
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Yesterday, I saw a flash of yellow. Driving beneath the canopy of trees on Cascade Avenue […]

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(Ted Eastburn, Self-Portrait at age 18)

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Kathryn’s Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 8.27.10: The Light of Memory (Right-/option-click on link to download, or click the play button below to stream)
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I had a boyfriend in high school who changed my life. I had […]

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Ted Eastburn’s life was meteoric: brilliant and swift. Always on the move, Ted illuminated the lives he touched with his boundless energy and his enormous, loving heart.

He was the only child of a single mom, Shirley, who was stricken by polio shortly after his birth. She survived by sheer will, determined […]

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Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance, 8.13.10: “The Things We Carry”
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As the Great Recession deepens and rolls on, domestic downsizing has hit the news. Last Sunday’s New York Times featured families who’ve cut back on home size, have shed their possessions, paid off debt, […]

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Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 8/6/10: “Garden Boat”
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In mid-2007, I started dreaming of water — a calm lake ringed by trees. I floated along in an aluminum boat. No motor, just a […]

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The Middle Distance 7.31.10: “Soap Opera Digest”
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When I moved, recently, and found myself without a television, I thought I had finally escaped. No longer would I arrange my days with […]

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Kathryn Eastburn’s The Middle Distance 7.22.10: “Blind Guide Dog”
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I confess, I’ve become one of you: a fanatical dog lover. My front porch is littered with chew toys and half gnawed bones. […]

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Kathryn Eastburn visits the ghosts of her son and nephew in this week’s “Middle Distance” titled “Ghost Story.”

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KRCC and The Big Something are thrilled to announce a new on-air and online column by author, journalist and long-time Colorado Springs resident Kathryn Eastburn. Eastburn was co-founder of the Colorado Springs Independent where she served as editor for nearly a decade. Her work at the Independent garnered numerous state, regional, and national journalism […]

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