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Syndication

Andria Williams met her husband Dave when they were in their first year of high school. They’ve been together now for almost two decades, but they’ve also spent a significant portion of that time living apart, conducting their relationship over a long distance.

Over the course of those two decades, the technology of communication has also changed in a number of ways. Andria describes her struggle to adapt to those communication technologies, especially considering that she doesn’t even enjoy talking on the phone.

Andria runs the Military Spouse Book Review, and she has a novel forthcoming from Random House.

Scoring music in this episode came from Glass Boy.

Direct download: Episode_7_-_Not_a_Phone_Person.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

On this episode, my guest is Stephen Hackett, who publishes the website 512 Pixels and co-hosts the podcast Connected. We talk about what it’s like to put the life of someone you love, someone you would protect with your own life, in the hands of medical experts.

Stephen has written a number of pieces on this topic over the years. These are my favorites:

Two Years

The Fifth Floor

Three

Six

Stephen also runs a fundraiser for St. Jude Research Hospital every year. The hospital not only treats children like Josiah, it also shares all the research it does with doctors around the world, and it has a policy never to deny treatment to any child on the basis of race, religion, or an inability to pay. You can donate to the hospital here.

Direct download: Episode_6_-_Protect_My_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

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