Monday, February 27, 2012

The Past 15

Last week, I was listening to a morning radio show in the Bay Area that I've listened to for years, and they announced that it was their 15 year anniversary of being on the air. I couldn't believe it. I remember their very first show 15 years ago, and have been listening ever since. (They're pretty good.)

I started thinking about what else has remained with me over 15 years. Beloved books, songs, etc. Mr. Sierra and I were talking about the timeless quality of U2--especially their early stuff and Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. I thought of all the Maeve Binchy books I've read and re-read over the years. These kinds of things are what punctuate life, carrying us through good times and bad.

I hope I get to publish books that do this for people.

What has carried YOU through the past 15 years? Certainly certain bands, or books, or even TV shows qualify.


Anne Gallagher said...

The Paul & Al show in Providence has been on the air for almost 25 years I think. A rock and roll venue and they're really good. Very snarky. Haven Bros. hot dog stand has been in downtown Providence near the bus terminal for evah. I think my constants have always been music and food.

Meghan Ward said...

Sadly, I'm coming up on the fifteenth anniversary of my mother's death in a couple of weeks, so that's my most vivid memory of where I was fifteen years ago. I started UCLA that year, I read Gravity's Rainbow that year, I ordered my first book on Amazon that year. What's freaky, though, is when I think about how long I've known some of my friends. Friends that were new and exciting at the time are now people I've known for 20+ years. Yikes! Time keeps marching on.

Cathryn Leigh said...

OMG Paul & Al... I remember them from when I lived in Providence! *grins*

Hm... 15 years ago was 1997... I'd been with my bf for about a year. We're now happily married with two kids so I'm counting him! We moved around a lot during those years from Mass to Providence to SF and now Maryland, so not much else has been for me.

:} Cathryn

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