Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Pamela Stone
Pam Stone, lover of Dr. Katz and the scent of sweet honeysuckle, returns to the Oral Fixation stage for “Go With the Flow.”
Pamela Stone is an award-winning journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times syndicates. Her book, A Woman’s Guide to Living Alone, is nationally distributed. She says that writing is in her DNA. Her father often rose at dawn to write Japanese haikus.
How did you hear about Oral Fixation? I heard about Oral Fixation from the Dallas Observer.
What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation again? My background in writing and acting. I was curious about how to combine the two. It worked beautifully! What a natural mix. One inspires the other.
What is your favorite smell? Dried horse manure in a stable. We raised horses, and I love this sweet smell.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’d like to be a champion swimmer, gliding through the water, racing like sharks, and having perfect form. This would be much better than my inability to swim the backstroke without running into the lane next to me and knocking over sassy women or grumpy men.
What is the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made? When I was a junior in college, I stayed with a friend of my mother’s. After carefully setting the table, the husband of the host roared with laughter, saying, “Look, Pam doesn’t even know how to set the table. The silverware is misplaced!” I guess that is why I never became a domestic goddess.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid. Having the freedom to wander, wiggling bare toes in creeks, fishing for minnows, and climbing high trees for safety from overly strict adults.
What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade and why would you recommend it? The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. It is the story of Afghanistan before the Taliban. It describes a little boy and his father in their escape from Afghanistan. It is filled with adventure and tenderness.
Sneak peek: “Three years ago, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins follicular lymphoma by an internal biopsy, but so far, I have no symptoms. ‘This is a slow growing cancer,’ my doctor said proudly. ‘You have lots of time.’ He carefully avoided stating one fact: Lymphoma is incurable.”