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Sunday, 4.17.05: To Every Story There's a Season

I write better when I'm assigned to tell a story. Like the Prom Hell one. It was originally an assignment to write a letter to my younger self back when I was member of a journal club. If I can write tight little pieces maybe I can get more published and maybe I can turn some into radio pieces or even video. I decided I should start with a calendar, just like the editor of the prom story must have. I'll start with the obvious and try to push myself to the unexpected. Everyone has to help me now...

January

New Year's Eve, New Year's resolutions, MLK birthday

February

Black history month, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Holy Childhood Day, Mardi Gras

March

St. Patrick's Day, Joseph Campbell birthday (3/26/1904), skiing, Women's History Month

April

Easter, April Fools, baseball, National Poetry Month

May

Proms, Memorial Day, lawn care, Mother's Day, May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Kent State killings, term papers and exams, foster care month, National Bike Month

June

Graduations, weddings, Flag Day, Father's Day, RFK assassination

July

Independence Day, summer, swimming, vacations

August

Dog days, summer movies

September

Labor Day, back to school, 9/11, F. Scott Fitzgerald (9/24/1896)

October

Halloween, harvest, conferences

November

Thanksgiving, Veteran's Day, JFK assassination, elections, National Adoption Awareness

December

Christmas, Pearl Harbor Day, Joseph Conrad b'day (12/3/1857)

Well, whoop-de-do, nothing very original here. But the media does seem to have this seasonality to it. And today I'm trying to tap into the national group consciousness, flag down the Big Groupthink so I can hitch a ride.

 

 
 

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