Griddlesode S15-002: The Comet of the Century

Some stories happen in the matter of seconds. Others take a lifetime. Here’s personal story that’s almost 50 years in the making–Ron’s quest to photograph a comet.

 

The Comet of the Century

 

The music on this Griddlesode was licensed from Audiio.com:

In order of appearance are:

  1. We Got Tonight by Tiger Run
  2. Lifeline by Justin Morgan
  3. Make it Happen by Talkbox

If you’ve already listened to the show and would like to see Ron’s photographs, here are a few links:

  1. Ron’s 1997 photo of Comet Hale-Bopp
  2. The Prince of Peace Cemetery (2020)
  3. Ron’s 2020 Photo of Comet NEOWISE

Lastly, if you’d like to learn how to tell your own stories, please visit storyhow.com.

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Griddlesode S15-001: The Buntling Ball Prize

Sometimes I stumble onto one story while researching another. An advertisement caught my eye a few years ago while I was reading an article in an 1870s magazine. I filed it away, forgot about it, then came across it again a couple of months ago. Subsequent research led me to buy two first-edition books. The first is an 1884 novel about the country’s burgeoning economy. The second, published the following year in 1885, is a satirical play about New York City’s Bourgeoisie. The first was a bestseller. The second was not only a flop, but a nineteenth century public relations disaster. Today we’re going back 135 years to tell the story of these two books. It’s a story that I call, The Buntling Ball Prize.

The Buntling Ball Prize

The music on this Griddlesode was licensed from Audiio.com:

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