Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Find Me on National Public Radio

Wow...what a day I had yesterday!  After spending just a bit too much time on Facebook and puttering about the house, I dove right into my pet writing project (a story about the secret life of pets, in fact).  Wrote for a good 45 minutes, and then...I bebopped over to NPR's State of the Re:Union website to see if the episode with my interview and Dear Cleveland letter had been posted.  And it was!  Groovy writing momentum officially over!

Want to feel good about Cleveland?   Go to http://stateofthereunion.com/home/season-2-2/cleveland-oh and listen.  My part can be found in Segment B -- it starts around the 15:00 mark.  If you're in a hurry, you could go right there, but it is best enjoyed in the context of the entire segment.  And do listen to the whole show when you can.  It is full of Cleveland's beauty, grit, and entrepreneurial spirit.  For you locals, it will make you proud to live in Northeast Ohio.

Oh, and I must thank my good friend Diane Hoeptner again for my 15 minutes (okay, three minutes) of fame.   Diane, whom I have interviewed (here), and who created a beautiful portrait of my children (here) was the one who emailed me this NPR program's request for Dear Cleveland letters.  You're the best, Di!


Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Pat, I can't tell you just how thrilled I am that your letter was published and broadcast in this fashion--It's a great testament to your amazing talent as a writer!! I am SO PROUD of you!!

Pat Washington said...

Well, okay. I suppose I can write.

Thanks, again, Di. And, as a matter of fact, today I entered another writing contest about Cleveland. But I'll only spill the details if something comes of it. ;-)