Monthly Archives: December 2014

Episode 32 – “A Passage for a Trumpet”

Joey is a down-on-his-luck jazz trumpeter. He can’t get a gig because he is not dependable. He’s not dependable because he is an alcoholic. But addiction and jazz are intertwined. For Joey, booze fuels his flights of musical expression, in … Continue reading

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Episode 31 – “The Chaser”

“The Chaser” echoes a theme found in “Escape Clause” and “A Nice Place to Visit,” that getting what you want can be the worst thing that can happen to you. In “Escape Clause” it’s immortality. In “A Nice Place to … Continue reading

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Episode 30 – “A Stop at Willoughby”

Can life be bad enough that death looks inviting? Or could death be good enough that life pales in comparison?  In “A Stop at Willoughby” we experience the confrontation with attraction of death from both the inside and the outside. … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – “Nightmare as a Child”

Miss Foley’s nightmare as a child wasn’t a dream, it was the actual murder of her mother, witnessed by her as a 10 year old and then suppressed in memory.  Her mother’s murderer knows that she doesn’t remember the murder, … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – “A Nice Place to Visit”

One way to try to get a handle on the nature of the good, and of evil, is to reflect on our desires and their possible fulfillment.  We think of the good as the state in which our desires are … Continue reading

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