Share Your Story: Close To Home

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What does it mean?

– Affects you deeply and emotionally because you can strongly relate to it (Source: The Free Dictionary).

– Causes you to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed because it is likely to be true (Source: The Longman Dictionary).

– Is within close proximity to your home or dwelling (Source: The Urban Dictionary).

– Involves someone directly (Source: MacMillan Dictionary).

Example Sentences:

Because I was bullied as a kid, I teared up when my son told me he gets teased at school—it’s just so close to home (Source: The Farlex Dictionary of Idioms).

That remark about their marriage hit close to home (Source: The American Heritage Idioms Dictionary).

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world (Source: Eleanor Roosevelt).

The bombs hit close to home last night; they were only a few miles away (Source: The Urban Dictionary).

This problem hits particularly close to home for many parents (Source: The MacMillan Dictionary).

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Story from “Home Is Where The Heart Is” featuring Randy Brooks

Theme: “Home Is Where The Heart Is”
Storyteller: Randy Brooks

Randy Brooks weaves a hilarious yarn about a childhood Christmas spent with his idiosyncratic family and how it led him to write his own Merle Haggard-esque Christmas song: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”

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Our Eyes Are Fixed On: Randy Brooks

The Man Behind “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and Storyteller on the Oral Fixation Stage.

Randy  Brooks is inevitably introduced – even at the most inappropriate times – as “the man who wrote ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’”  In addition to singer/songwriter gigs, he plays bass with pool party band, The Bad Monkeys, and is the recorded voice of the American Airlines AAdvantage program.
If he were to write his biography, he would title it, “One Hit Wonder.”
When asked about what he wants to be when he grows up, Randy answered, “a two-hit wonder.”
Randy would love to meet the Beatles or anyone in their inner circle and can often be spotted at Poor David’s Pub. Read more
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