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Time for the Fair Episode 12

By NBC Television. The photo was also used to answer fan mail during the height of their popularity. The card had no copyright marks either. (eBay front back eBay card front card back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsIn this episode, Billy finds himself spending a day at the fair with Rainbow Starflower, Bobby and Pops during the summer of love… and they meet these four guys.

I play Geek Love Song by Debs and Errol, a Toronto Geek Band and the masterminds behind geekbands.ca .  Last Month, Debs and Errol announced that they are disbanding.  They will be having a Farewell Concert on Saturday March 7 at the ROUND Venue in Toronto.

 

The Story So Far is read by Jennifer Kerr, from the Midland Cultural Centre.  The MCC has become the hub for arts and culture for my family and our community.

Now, it’s time for the fair…

 

Time for the Fair Episode 11

By Jack E. Boucher [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

In this week’s episode, Billy spends a day at the fair as he’s never seen it with the 13 year old version of his grandfather.

 

I’m gearing up to participate in my third February Album Writing Month, so I play on of my FAWM songs from last year.

The story so far this week is read by Catholic Blogger and author,  Sarah Reinhard from snoringscholar.com.  She had some technical difficulties with her recording equipment, so her voice echoes a bit.

Now, it’s time for the fair.

 

Sarah Reinhard’s Books
SarahReinhard-books: Catholic Family Fun, Welcome Baby Jesus, Welcome Risen Jesus, A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy

Time for the Fair Episode 10

"Větruše, zrcadlové bludiště" by ŠJů, Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:V%C4%9Btru%C5%A1e,_zrcadlov%C3%A9_bludi%C5%A1t%C4%9B.jpg#mediaviewer/File:V%C4%9Btru%C5%A1e,_zrcadlov%C3%A9_bludi%C5%A1t%C4%9B.jpgThe story so far is read by Drew Beatty, author of White Trash Land, Lost Gods, and several short stories.

 

In this week’s episode, Billy enters the one place at the fair he dared not go.

 

 

Time for the Fair Episode 9

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In this week’s episode, we discover what’s up with Aunt Sue and all those names.

 

The story so far is read by podcaster, cartoonist, and author Daniele Rossi from Stuttering is Cool.

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Now, It’s Time for the Fair…

Time For the Fair Episode 8

cc Andrew Dunn via WikimediaThe Story So Far this week is read by Douglas Mumphrey, independent author of the Hunter’s Navy science fiction series.

Enjoy.

Time for the Fair Episode 7

This is a photograph taken by Jesse Munroe (ExPlaceLover). It shows the Princes' Gate, the traditional entry to Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Happy New Year to all and welcome to 2015.  In this episode Billy explores more of the fair in 1978.  The Story so far is read by Lisa Hendey who is an author, podcaster, and founder of CatholicMom.com.  She reads a short passage from her newest book, The Grace of Yes.  As an added bonus, I play Catholic Nerd rockers, Popple performing an impromptu theme song for the Grace of Yes.

 

Time for the Fair Episode 6

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The Story So Far this week is read by Joel D Canfield, a writer and musician who I first met online through February Album Writing Month when I heard his beautiful song Into Town .  I open the podcast with it.

 

When I was considering doing Nanowrimo with my daughter I read his ebook, Getting Your Book Out of the Someday Box and it helped to inspire me to write this story.    Check out his newest mystery novel, A Long Hard Look.

In this week’s episode of Time for the fair, Billy meets a boy his age named Bobby who is wearing identical clothing. As the boys hang out, Billy finds out that they have more in common than he could imagine.  … and Billy gets to ride on the Flyer Roller Coaster.

Time for the Fair Episode 5

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The Story So Far this week is by Canadian Author and Podcaster, Mark Blevis who stops by to plug his new book, TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, co-written with Tod Maffin.

In this week’s episode, Billy starts to learn the difference between magic and illusion.

Now, It’s time for the fair…

Episode 4 – Time for the Fair

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This week, Billy watches some amazing shows at the CNE including one of my favorites.

Thanks to the listeners who have been commenting on facebook and twitter.  The story so far is read by Shane Shennan, a podcasting poet from southern Ontario.  You can find his archived poetry and podcasts on Archive.org.  I also play one of his poems, Uncommon Senses from his 2009 podcast of exerpts from his book, Desiring to Touch Sky

Episode 3- Time for the Fair

By Svetlana Grechkina (Flickr: Canada's Wonderland) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIn this week’s episode, Billy finally arrives at the CNE grounds and starts to explore the fairgrounds.

This week, The Story So Far is read by Steven Wesley Guiles from NewCoolNow.com.  Bonus music is NewCoolNow playing a cover of Snow by the Innocence Mission.