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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 Forty: Peter Combs

At your deepest level, what do you most want to know in your lifetime? I want to know that I lived my life with purpose. Sure, there are many things that I would still like to learn, and a million places I’d love to visit; but I don’t think my desire to experience life is … 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-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-seven: Peter Combs

What was the first thing you bought with your own money? I was sixteen when I got my first job. Honestly, I don’t recall viewing my first couple of checks as spendable money because it was already designated for things like rent and electricity, and therefore my checks were spent before I could cash them. … Continue reading

Week Thirty-four: Peter Combs

At what age did you become an adult? I remember the exact moment that I realized my childhood was over. I was fifteen and my parents had just been sentenced to prison for what will most certainly be the remainder of their lives. If I had been thinking clearly at the time I would have … Continue reading

Week Thirty-two: Peter Combs

If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be? This is a very tough question. Certainly there are many questions about my childhood for which I would like an answer. Like, why did my parents hurt my sister with wood burners, barb-wire and baseball … Continue reading

Week Thirty-one: Peter Combs

Write about anything 4A.M. I’m wide awake. In the corner of my room a soft green glow indicates that my laptop has finished charging. Internally, the debate to lie in bed and stare at the ceiling or give in and get up has been teetering back and forth within my mind; one possibility not outweighing … Continue reading

Week Thirty: Peter Combs

What’s your favorite book and why? “No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of OZ  Surly no child’s library is … Continue reading

Week Twenty-nine: Peter Combs

Write about five people that have most affected your life. Uncle Charlie He’s not really my uncle. In fact I’ve only ever met him once when I was ten. But for several years, at 4pm each day, his voice would enter my home over the radio waves. Charlie VanderMeer was, at that time, the director … Continue reading