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September 9, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Back to School” and it’s a story about the tingling anticipation of a new school year. It’s also about freshly sharpened pencils neatly tucked into a case, Halloween candy eaten a bit early and the thrill of learning something new.
August 26, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Summer Harvest” and it’s a story about the result of a season’s worth of hard work and planning. It’s also about telling time like a farmer would, a red popsicle eaten under a maple tree, and rows of canned tomatoes neatly lined up in the pantry.
August 12, 2019
Our story tonight is called “The Dog Days of Summer” and it’s a story about the a day with a best friend. It’s also about a cucumber picked from the garden, meeting friends in the park the most important lessons we learn from the animals we share our lives with.
July 29, 2019
Our story tonight is called “A Letter in an Envelope” and it’s a story about the everyday magic of messages sent between friends. It’s also about peanut butter spread on toast, a favorite spot on the back porch, and a lifelong habit of saving stories.
July 15, 2019
Our story tonight is called “At the Summer Fair” and it’s a story about a yearly tradition and how it changes in the different summers of your life. It’s also about plums taken from the icebox, a handmade cup wrapped in paper and strolling along the river as the streetlights blink on above you.
July 1, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Someplace only we know” and it’s a story about being drawn out on a summer night to explore and feel the evening air on your face. It’s also about a cup of lemon ice, riding down a hill on your bicycle and remembering something sweet that you’d long ago forgotten.
June 17, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Fireflies on a summer night” and it’s a story about the magic language of lighting bugs. It’s also about the cool quiet feeling of being all by yourself in the moonlight, words that start with the letter G, and a persistent enduring belief in magic.
June 3, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Coffee on the stoop, or how to have a better day” and it’s a story about a day devoted to small acts of kindness. It’s also about a kitty sleeping in a window, paints and brushes and flower seeds and the awe we feel when a stranger reaches out to do us a good turn.
May 20, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Opening the cottage” and it’s a story about the first day back in a well loved familiar place. It’s also about the little traditions that make up the history of a family, a sandwich eaten on the end of a dock and the soft happy feeling of summer arriving.
May 6, 2019
Our story tonight is called The Lilac Thief and it’s a story about finding the forgotten places where one can, in secret acquire some spring blooms. It’s also about the curiosity we feel when we look into the windows of an old house, a cup of iced coffee drunk at a sidewalk cafe and the secret code of thieves.
April 22, 2019
Our story tonight is called Spring at the allotment and it’s a story about setting up a garden of herbs and vegetables with a friend. It’s also about a picnic basket full of sandwiches, turning over the soil with your hands and the pleasure of sewing seeds in neat rows on a bright sunny day.
April 8, 2019
Our story tonight is called “In the Bakery” and it’s a story about a weekend morning  among bagels and breads. It’s also about old cookbooks full of notes, being proud of what you do, and a secret ingredient handed down from baker to baker.
March 25, 2019
Our story tonight is called First This, Then That and it’s a story about a bit of Spring cleaning on a sunny day. It’s also about watching birds at their feeder, sharing things with your neighbors and the joy of finding something forgotten in old coat pocket.
March 11, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Getaway” and it’s a story about taking a break from the cold and ice. It’s also about the feeling of falling asleep in the sun with a paperback book in your hand, the sound of the waves at night and the pleasant longing for your own bed at the end of time away.
February 25, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Fog and Light” and it’s a story about a day of simple pleasures meant to clear out the winter blues. It’s also about a little girl in a red hat, the Latin names for rare flowers and good advice from an old friend.
February 11, 2019
Our story tonight is called “A little romance” and it’s a story about the beginnings of Spring in the city. It’s also about fond memories of young love, a picture tucked into the back of a wallet and and the sweet realization that someone somewhere is thinking of you.
January 28, 2019
Our story tonight is called “Winter Walk” and it’s a story about stepping through crisp layers of deep snow on a sunny cold day. It’s also about a well made bed, a sleeping kitty and the welcome way that nature can take your breath away.
December 31, 2018
Our story tonight is called “A New Leaf” and it’s a story about starting off the new year with a fresh book to write your plans in. It’s also about a memory of something magical, a cup of coffee on a cold day and the pleasure of a freshly sharpened pencil.
December 24, 2018
Our story tonight is called "Christmas Eve" and it’s a story about being with the ones you love at a special time of year. It’s also about plates of home baked treats, thinking back to the holidays of childhood and the everyday miracle that is dogs.
December 17, 2018
Our story tonight is called "Snowed In" and it’s a story about watching the snow come down from the cozy warmth of home. It’s also about treating yourself to things you usually don’t have time for, a memory of kindness and the quiet hush of deep snow.
December 10, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Getting the Tree” and it’s a story about a Holiday tradition that’s been updated from childhood, it’s also about a champagne toast, sharing a quiet moment and the kindness of a stranger.
December 3, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Bustle in the City” and it’s a story about watching the streets of a downtown come to life on a dark December night. It’s also about the merriness of seeing friends at the height of the holiday season, the quiet...
November 26, 2018
Our story tonight is called “The day after Thanksgiving” and it’s a story about enjoying the quiet after a big day, and looking forward to the season to come. It’s also about being in your pajamas for as long as you like, the best way to pop...
November 19, 2018
Our story tonight is called “A rainy day, making soup” and it’s a story about feeling lit up from the inside when it gets dark and gloomy out. It’s also about a drink of something special, a welcome home kiss and falling asleep on the sofa...
November 12, 2018
Our story tonight is called "A cool walk and a hot a bath" and it’s a story about those particular days right on the edge of Autumn and Winter when the wind is changing and there are pleasures to be found in being outside and in being in. It’s...
November 5, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Ducks in a row” and it’s a story about a slow paced sunday, several cups of tea,and having the time to do the things you need to. It’s also about a shared loaf of banana bread, watching a cold wind blow through the...
October 29, 2018
Our story tonight is called "Halloween, in an old house" and it’s a story about making friends with whoever you share your space with. It’s also about getting to be someone else for a bit and the contagious excitement of children on one of their...
October 22, 2018
Our story tonight is called “At the mill, with pumpkins and cider” and it’s a story about an afternoon in the cool autumn air doing some favorite things. It’s also about taking the time to let a moment unfold, a childhood memory and a shared...
October 15, 2018
Our story tonight is called “At the Farmer’s Market, on a Fall Morning and it’s a story about the abundance of autumn and the bustle of a busy neighborhood market. It’s also about the feeling of looking forward to the winter and of looking...
October 8, 2018
Our story tonight is called “In the Library” and it’s a story about a day spent in the cool quiet company of books. It’s also about an early morning cup of coffee,  the first cool days of Autumn and the excitement of a new book.
August 27, 2018
Our story tonight is called “The Last Warm Days” and it’s a story about enjoying the heat of summer before the Autumn comes to take it’s place. It’s also about sheets dried in the sun, the smell of tomato plants and taking time to do as one...
July 7, 2018
Our story tonight is called “In the kitchen, during a storm” and it’s a story about doing something simple with great care. It’s also about the cool breeze that comes with a storm, remembering a sweet time in your past and listening to records...
June 30, 2018
Our story tonight is called A walk in the woods and it’s a story about getting far out into nature and trading in your usual cares for the sights and sounds of the countryside. It’s also about the pleasures of wandering, whirlybirds falling to the...
June 26, 2018
Our story tonight is called Summer Vacation and it’s a story about the feeling of freedom and having lots of time ahead of you to do what you like. It’s also about planning sweet things with someone special, the fresh harvest of the late summer...
June 16, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Summer Nights” and it’s a story about a day at the lake with friends, a huge summer feast and sweet night air. It’s also about the feeling of realizing when something is good and being happy about it.
June 9, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Afternoon nap” and it’s a story about the best kind of nap, the one you didn’t think you had time for. It’s also about enjoying small luxuries and the serendipity of unexpected free time.
June 2, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Early to Yoga” and it’s a story about the comfort of a quiet safe place. It’s also about the feeling of privacy and the ease and serenity that come from someone showing you a little tenderness and affection.
May 26, 2018
Our story tonight is called Three Good Things and it’s about reminding yourself of some of the simple happy moments that happen during the day. Sometimes good stuff slips through our brains without leaving much of a trace, while scary upsetting...
May 19, 2018
Our story tonight is called “The windows were open” and it’s a story about a sunny summer day by the lake, solitude, and strawberries. It’s also about the feeling of being free from a schedule and deadlines, and about doing some favorite things.
May 16, 2018
Today’s bedtime story is short and not so much a story as just some reminders for when you’ve had a crumby day, so we’re releasing it as a bonus episode.
May 12, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Spring in the yard” and it’s a story about getting outside at the end of a long winter, being in the fresh air and tidying things up. It’s also about quiet companionship, dogs, and the last fire of the season.
May 6, 2018
Our story tonight is called “Closing up shop” and it’s a story about a book shop at the end of the day. Lev Grossman wrote in The Magician’s Land “It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least...
April 28, 2018
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