Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Peter Luby

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He was afraid of heights, speed and public shirtlessness, until his future wife convinced him to jump off a cliff one summer. And this month, Peter Luby will wax nostalgic on the Oral Fixation stage about the magic summer day he realized she was the one, for “Slippery Slope.”

Peter Luby grew up in Arlington and Fort Worth. He keeps moving away from Texas only to come right home. He is a former AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteer, and he currently works as a grant writer. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Christine Zanjanipour

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Christine Zanjanipour returns to the Oral Fixation stage to share her “Slippery Slope” story that she thankfully survived to tell.

Christine Zanjanipour was born and raised in Southern California.  In 2005, she moved to Frisco with her husband Alex and two boys, Kai and Skyler, in search of a more humble and educationally sound place to raise their children.  Christine works as a Regional Sales & Marketing Director for Builder Homesite.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jay Peeples

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For nearly as long as there have been wars, there have been war movie cliches. But this month, Jay Peeples will debrief Oral Fixation audiences on a class of enemy unlike any Hollywood’s ever depicted, for “Slippery Slope.”

Jay Peeples was born in Alaska and grew up in Texas. At age 17 he was sitting in a bunker in South Korea. He’s since interned at NASA, been a film extra and a Microchip builder. The current 53 year-old undergrad married the love of his life in 2013.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Monic Reynoso

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Almost six years to the day of the car crash that nearly took her life, Monic Reynoso shares the continuing story of her difficult recovery on the Oral Fixation stage for “Slippery Slope.”

Monic Reynoso was raised in Amarillo and moved to Mesquite at the age of 21. She’s earning her Bachelors in graphic design with a concentration in glassblowing at the University of Texas at Arlington. She hopes to pave the way for the next artist with a disability. 

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Donny Hornstein

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His mouth has gotten him fired from more than a few jobs. And this month, Donny Hornstein shares the story of how he finally learned to deal with his anger on the Oral Fixation stage for “Slippery Slope.”

Donny Hornstein is an information systems professional with more than twenty years experience. Additionally, he has been involved in men’s trainings through the Mankind Project. Donny has staffed more than 20 New Warrior Trainings and facilitated many men in discovering their truest inner landscape.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Amanda Rodenborg

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She has a heart of gold, and a singing voice to match. And this month, Amanda Rodenborg takes the Oral Fixation stage to share the story of how she finally climbed out from under a five-figure credit card debt for “Slippery Slope.”

Amanda Rodenborg moved to Texas fourteen years ago after growing up in the Midwest. A sometimes poet and craft beer aficionado, she shares a home with her wife Heather, Libby the wundermutt and whatever foster dog they’ve taken in at the moment — right now, it’s a one-eyed Pekingese named Rooster.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Robert Schmidt

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All he’s ever wanted was his father’s approval, and when he didn’t get it, he turned to strippers. Robert Schmidt takes the Oral Fixation stage to share what really happens in those private VIP rooms for “Slippery Slope.”

Robert Schmidt was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and relocated to Texas in 2005 after eight years in Colorado. Divorced with four children, he has worked in insurance claims, while cleverly developing his mild-mannered alter ego Wowza the Clown, who performs at birthday parties, festivals and corporate events.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Jenny Block

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She misses Buli and swing sets and would wear a tutu every day of the week if it was even remotely socially acceptable. And this month, Jenny Block shares the continuing story of her open marriage on the Oral Fixation stage for “Outside the Box.”

Jenny Block is the author of the Lambda Award-winning book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in as Open Marriage. Her writing appears in and on HuffingtonPost.com, Curve magazine, Dallas Voice, and Edge Media Network. Her new book, due out next year, is Oh Wow! Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm.

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Randy E. Aguebor

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He’s flexible enough for the splits and does a pretty good Elmo impersonation. But next week you will find Randy E. Aguebor speaking only as himself in his Oral Fixation debut for the last show of 2014, “Outside the Box.”

The product of hardworking parents and an excellent education, Randy E. Aguebor is the student who’d always get in trouble for reading novels during class.  Armed with a lifelong fascination with words and a voice described as dark, smooth, melodic, and reassuring, Randy is pursuing a career as a voice actor. 

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Elliot Kaiser

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He values loyalty above all else and loves to hang out at The Goldrush Cafe. And next month you will find Elliot Kaiser on the Oral Fixation stage for “Outside the Box,” where he will share his story of the time his devotion to friendship led him to help a hoarder move a bunch of crap across an ocean. 

Born and raised in Dallas, Elliot Kaiser joined the Navy at age 18 and served his time in Yokosuka, Japan. After his discharge, Elliot earned his bachelor’s in classics from the University of Dallas through the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Today he is a freelance video production assistant and writer.

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