Tag Archives: radio

faint of heart.

Standard

david brinkley delivers the news – a job not for the faint of heart.

 

“the only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.”

-david brinkley

 

 

 

 

photo credit: abc news, 1987

definition: Merriam Webster –

faint of heart 

idiom
lacking the courage to face something difficult or dangerous
– usually used in the phrase, not for the faint of heart
‘this is a difficult climb that is not for the faint of heart.’

where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #7

Standard

my middle sister and i hatched a plan to get on the radio

when we heard about a fund raising radio-thon.

 anyone who called in with a year-long pledge

would hear their names on the radio as a thank you.

as soon as our mom went upstairs

we dialed up the station on our kitchen phone

 excitedly pledging to send 2 dollars a month for a whole year.

within the hour, we heard our names announced

we were so proud and cheering for ourselves

until all the noise caused our mom to come downstairs

asking what we were celebrating

as she quickly reminded us once again

that we were young kids with no income

(other than what we made from our other schemes)

and there was no way we could actually pay them a cent.

 how quickly our fame turned to shame

 how fearful we were

thinking the radio station

would send someone right over to our door to collect.

though they might not have found us

as we were soon busy doing hard time in our room.

‘fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.’

-emily dickinson

 

 

 

 

image credit: eBay

comfort.

Standard

IMG_0900

 we lie around

on a rainy afternoon

listening to the radio

to hear

one of us

a first-time storyteller on npr

as she shares with the nation

her bittersweet tale

there are 11 people of all ages

4 dogs of all shapes

with all

the food, drinks, games

and

good cheer

we could possibly need

and no timeline or agenda

on this long lazy weekend

all tucked in together

in 1 cozy house

on 1 pretty lake

and all that

equals

1 huge level of comfort.

—-

it is one of the blessings of old friends

that you can afford to be stupid with them.

– ralph waldo emerson