Posted in June 2013

Week Fifty-two: Kathy Benson

  Describe your experience as a Today Voice contributor The time has come for my last post as Thursday’s Voice. It feels surreal and bittersweet to type that. I have really enjoyed my experience as a Today Voice contributor over the past year. I have learned so much about myself, especially as a writer, through … Continue reading

Week Fifty-two: Peter Combs

Describe your experience as a Today Voice contributor My experience with The Today Voice began eighteen months ago. It was well past midnight, sometime after the new year, and the concept of this blog presented itself in a “what if…” question. What if there were a blog in which five writers each picked a day … Continue reading

Week Fifty-two: Brian B. Baker

Describe your experience as a Today Voice contributor For the last year I’ve been part of something wonderful. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first or what I’d learn about myself or others, but I was eager. For the last year I’ve learned more about myself than I had the previous 37 years. I … Continue reading

Week Fifty-one: Kathy Benson

  Write about anything It’s been almost 4 years since Senator Ted Kennedy died and I wrote this post/shared it on my blog in August 2009. At the time I was pregnant with our third child, our daughter Abigail, who was born the following month and still in the thick of my grief over the … Continue reading

Week Fifty-one: Brian B. Baker

Write about anything When you think about where your life has led you, are you disappointed, stressed, joyful, distraught? I thought about this last week when my wife and kids were away. I missed them terribly, but having them away gave me perspective on where my life has led me. In 1994 I graduated from … Continue reading

Week Fifty: Kathy Benson

What are Your Top Five Favorite Today Voice Prompts/Posts from the past year? This was supposed to be a Top Five list of my favorite Today Voice Prompts/Thursday’s Voice Posts over the past year. However, I had trouble narrowing the list down. So it is a Top Twelve List! MY TOP TWELVE FAVORITE TODAY VOICE PROMPTS/THURSDAY’S … Continue reading

Week Fifty: Brian B. Baker

What are Your Top Five Favorite Today Voice Prompts/Posts from the past year? I’m really bad at picking between my favorite posts, so I had my wife pick hers. Week Forty-Five. I do a lot of short stories and I had quite a bit of fun writing this one.  I felt a bit of a … Continue reading

Week Forty-nine: Amanda Kasper

Write about about a time when a relationship ended but for real, how fantastic is this? “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”  …Sarah Dessen Have you ever experienced a moment, … Continue reading

Week Forty-nine: Kathy Benson

Write about a time when a relationship ended. Other than breaks up with ex-boyfriends, none of whom I dated long, I have very few relationships that have outright ended. Rather, there have been more instances of friendships evolving and my growing apart from people I used to feel close to. I realize that this is … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Amanda Kasper

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.  I want to grow old and be like her.”  Jodi Picoult Last week, I wrote about coming home. I wrote about my mom, … Continue reading