Posted in March 2013

Week Thirty-nine: Amanda Kasper

How did you learn what it meant to be a man/woman?  I cannot make you understand I cannot make anyone understand What is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself. -Franz Kafka In Judaism, I became a woman when I turned 13, and was Bat Mitzvah’ed at our local temple. After years … Continue reading

Week Thirty-nine: Kathy Benson

How did you learn what it meant to be a man/woman? One of the things that I love about The Today Voice and likewise our editor/prompt writer/muse Peter Combs is how this experience challenges me to explore topics and questions that I might not otherwise write about.  Some weeks I can’t wait to tackle the … Continue reading

Week Thirty-nine: Peter Combs

How did you learn what it meant to be a man/woman? I don’t really know. I don’t think there was ever one way that I learned what it means to be a man. I also don’t believe that I’ve finished learning (and have a high suspicion that I never will). As with all things, there … Continue reading

Week Thirty-nine: Brian B. Baker

How did you learn what it meant to be a man/woman? This topic has come to mean different things in the last nine years since my son arrived, and my daughter five years later. The last year has been where I’ve made the greatest strides in self-discovery though. I’ve always been looking for my way … Continue reading

Week Thirty-nine: Bridget Scoville

How did you learn what it meant to be a man/woman? The prompt this week was really tough. I started more than one conversation about learning what it means to be a man/woman. I got extremely different answers. One said that for them it was an iterative process – learned what it meant, was proven … Continue reading

Week Thirty-eight: Amanda Kasper

When was the last time you were nervous? “We’re scared of the strangest things, yet we regret them with  more shame, blame, fame, we’re insane. When all we need is to think, try, reach, love, lift up, and so is it so hard just to let go & know you’re better off living inside out. … Continue reading

Week Thirty-eight: Kathy Benson

When was the last time you were nervous? Last month I tried out for the Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) Chicago 2013 cast. On the night before my audition I wrote about how I was feeling and some of my past experience with being nervous in a post called On Nerves, Johnny Carson and Self … Continue reading

Week Thirty-eight: Peter Combs

When was the last time you were nervous? When I originally read this question, I immediately understood it to mean “when was the last time something made you feel nervous” as opposed to “when was the last time you felt nervous”. Those are two different things and depending on how you interpret the question can … Continue reading

Week Thirty-eight: Brian B. Baker

When was the last time you were nervous? I can count the times I’ve been truly nervous in my life using only my ten fingers. My wedding day. when I arrived at bootcamp. the birth of my kids–especially my daughter. The day I proposed to my wife, I thought she’s say no. The reason I … Continue reading

Week Thirty-eight: Bridget Scoville

When was the last time you were nervous? As a part of your nervous system, nerves carry signals throughout your body. Nerves carry signals to and from the brain. When those nerves are damaged, they tell you that you are experiencing pain, numbness, and weakness. The feeling of nervousness can cause similar symptoms – pain, … Continue reading