The very second she started being perfect. His first favorite song. Her mother’s death. His first crush. She was perfect. He was opinionated. She made mud pies. He imagined a first kiss, in a pool, chaste and pure.Read More
The moon brings out the best in us, and the worst. Branches reach up to the sky, warning us of what is to come. A list of things to do before you die seems contrived. The only real joy comes from observing the everyday phenomena that surround all of us. Stopping to smell the proverbial roses. Shouldn't we already be doing that?Read More
“Am I a writer?”
Gently pull the threads of self doubt tied to all those who venture onto the empty page. Taste the sweet, summer juices of Hanover tomatoes and learn the ultimate recipe from a seasoned sandwich chef. Journey through the years as a mother persistently passes on troubling body image issues to her daughter. Feel the cool autumn breeze, vanquishing the summer heat. Listen to Life in 10 Minutes. Hear their stories.Read More
Watching your flawed father grow old is not easy. Neither is picking out a cologne for your brother. Bottles get smashed and memories return in this episode of Life in 10 Minutes.Read More
Are you ready to climb out of your Hawaiian bobblehead experience and into your so un-American, way-more-primal, woman who runs with wolves, blood flowing through the veins, heart pumping, flesh and bone body? Are you ready to meditate? Are you ready to get HYPNOTIZED?Read More
Want to hear about rainstorms and homicidal ex-husbands? We've got you covered! A seven-year-old's premature deathbed wish and an unfaithful father? All that and more on this, the latest installment of the celebrated Life in 10 Minutes P-cast.Read More
Funky houses, daughters of divorce, and weapons? Sign me up! This is the first episode since the launch of the Life in 10 Minutes Press and the release of Valley's much anticipated new book, Surrender Your Weapons. You can listen to Valley reading the first chapter right here, along with the wonderful voice of Ali and the return of Mark.
Was it worth the wait? I dare say it was!Read More
Do you know what a haibun is? Neither did I! Linda pops in while visiting from Mexico, and is accompanied by the joyous return of Mary Jo to the podcast.Read More
How much of your life does your dog actually see? Do you remember leaving your parents' home for the first time? Where you ever shamed for participating in a peaceful protest in the 60s?
So many questions, so little time! Running at a cool 8 minutes and 20 seconds, this episode is sure to spark your imagination and satisfy your curiosity.
Let's tell some stories together. Life in 10 Minutes!Read More
If you like stories about college deadlines, lost friends, and/or the darker side of families, then this episode is for you! If you like stories that will tickle your fancy and tug at your hearstrings, this episode is for you! If you like stories that are brave and true... then you're in the right place.
10 more minutes. 3 more fantastic writers. Enjoy~Read More
Tim McCready not only provided us with original music for the podcast (thank you, Tim!), he also provided us with a hilarious coming-of-age story, full of surfboards, ghosts, and women's wetsuits.
Tiffaney Peroutka lost her father when she was seven. She didn't fully understand what was happening, then. Here, she tells the story of what that meant to her as a child, and what it means now.Read More
Four stories in ten minutes? Let's go! You'll hear the tale of a sweet, soft-spoken woman growing up on both sides of the Appalachians (Mary Jo), Part 1 of the ballad of The Beast (Maureen), the heartfelt lament of a mother who never acted like one (Sema), and the ramblings of a dirtbag-turned-podcaster (me).Read More
Welcome to the Life in 10 Minutes Podcast: Episode 1! Hosts Ben Krumwiede and Valley Haggard are thrilled to dive into the big, beautiful, brave and true world of stories written 10 minutes at a time, starting with Valley telling a story about an unfortunate incident with a married man when she was 19 and Jerry Long's life long advocacy for civil rights for the LGBQT community.Read More