Tag Archives: The Field of Steve Podcast

10: When teeter-totters are the messenger

Did you ever find yourself in your 20s making the same stupid relationship mistakes you were making in kindergarten? And yet you were just as astonished when you got dumped, I bet.

This month’s story goes deep into what it was like to be a kindergartner in my suburban Los Angeles hometown the same same year our older brothers were going off to war in Vietnam and the man who probably would have been president got killed within a marathon’s run from our school.

Then it goes to our nation’s capitol, where once again proof is offered that some people never learn. It’s enough to make a knucklehead do a double-take. And just for good measure, this podcast has an important safety tip about garbage disposals. You don’t want to miss that.

9: Stranded, Not Lost

In 1973 on a family road trip we had what for me was a milestone moment, one in which we knew where we were and knew that we were nowhere near where we wanted to be. In the dark of a Big Sky night, sunrise seemed a lifetime away.
The second story is about a friend of mine who appeared to be on the cusp of the kind of success he had always sought, when life dealt him a curve that left him stranded. This week’s show is about those moments when we know exactly where we are, and we’d give a lot to be somewhere else. We’re not lost. We are stranded.