“Miss the Boat” featuring Gretchen Goetz

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Gretchen Goetz

Gretchen Goetz recalls how she walked away unscathed from a vacation turned disaster.

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“Miss the Boat” featuring Joel Page

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Joel Page

Joel Page shares how he learned the truth behind his father’s absence in his life, and the questions that have haunted him since.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amanda Rodenborg

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Love is a powerful thing.  It can even overcome conversion therapy.   Let’s learn more about a brave gal who listened to her heart and got “The Whole Enchilada.”

Amanda Rodenborg moved to Texas thirteen years ago after growing up in the Midwest. She is an enthusiastic, if not very accomplished, runner. A sometimes poet and craft beer aficionado, she shares a home in Dallas with her wife, Heather, and Libby the wundermutt.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Blake Friis

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This story highlights a profound truth: sometimes sibling relationships are tough.  It’s all in how you deal with it.  Let’s meet this big brother!

Blake Friis, if not for the lure of khakis and fluorescent lighting, may have become a fourth-generation farmer in rural Iowa, where he grew up doing the kind of chores that inspire young men to pursue lives of khakis and fluorescent lighting.

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“Miss the Boat” featuring Michael Barry

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Michael Barry

Michael Barry faces his youthful insecurities as a camp counselor.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Melissa Smrekar

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It’s kind of easy to make fun of Fat Camp.  But what if you’re the counselor?  Before we hear this wacky true tale, let’s get to know this sassy storyteller.

Melissa is a fourth generation Dallasite with an affection for soufflés, sundresses, birthdays and books. Melissa currently works as the director of communications for a local nonprofit and spends her free time working on a collection of short stories and plotting the next stamp in her passport.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Drew Weininger

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Some stories keep you on the edge of your seat.  This haunting tale of a teenage prank gone wrong is gonna make you want to know more about this guy.

At the heart of Drew Weininger is a passion to reach out and connect with others. Born in rural Ohio, he is the son of two teachers and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  Creative by nature, Drew spends his time writing, sketching, and fulfilling his passion in numerous ways.

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“Miss the Boat” featuring Erin McKnight

Theme: “Miss the Boat”
Storyteller: Erin McKnight

Erin McKnight finds peace in knowing that the displacement she experienced growing up has been paid forward.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Allison Hatfield



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Buckle your seatbelts for a wild ride through a naked sketch party.  But first let’s get to know the woman with her clothes on. 

Allison Hatfield is a freelance writer and editor living in Uptown.  She prefers Dallas to NYC, cake to pie, and dogs to cats.  She is an English language aficionado and world champion sleeper.  Despite poor high school attendance and excessive college drinking, she has been fired only once and never spent a day in rehab.
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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jamie Laughlin

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You may not think a first date could weirder than the classic Cameron Diaz/Ben Stiller matchup in “There’s Something About Mary.”  You would be wrong.  Now let’s meet the gal who makes puking on the first date cool.

Jamie Laughlin bosses words around professionally, both as an advertising copywriter and as a contributing author for the Dallas Observer.She’s a beekeeper, organic gardener and a hoarder of snacks. Jamie’s currently at work on early draft of “Opossum!” a rock opera starring her dog, Nacho.

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