This One Thing I Do
By Ed Dzitko
This One Thing I DoFeb 28, 2022
On Historic Cemeteries & their Stories with LaShelle Scott
LaShelle Scott is the executive producer and host of Stones, Bones, and Shadows, a podcast about historic cemeteries and the people who reside in them. Everyone who has passed through this world has made an impact in some way, and has a story to tell. And LaShelle makes sure those stories get heard.
Her passion for cemeteries started when she was a kid, getting up and at 'em early on a hot Arizona summer day to visit the plots of relatives in a nearby cemetery. With her family, she would help clean and pretty up their resting places, listen to stories, and feel closer to those who have departed this life.
Over the years, stopping at historic cemeteries to find other relatives, take in the elaborate monuments, and enjoy the garden atmosphere, has become a thing to do. And finding the stories of the famous, infamous, and everyday Jacks and Jills in those cemeteries has led to the production of more than 30 episodes of Stones, Bones, and Shadows.
On Writing with Helene Stapinski
Best selling memoirist Helen Stapinski joins the show to talk about writing memoirs and getting published, writing her books, and her current project.
Stapinski is the author of three memoirs, "Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family and Forgiveness in Southern Italy," "Baby Plays Around: A Love Affair with Music" and the bestselling "Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History," which was made into a documentary for public television.
She’s a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Op-Ed, Book Review, Dining, Weekend, Travel and Metropolitan section, where she wrote the Works in Progress column for two years. Stapinski has taught journalism and creative writing at Fordham University, The School of the New York Times and her alma mater, New York University. She has also lectured at Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing.
On Cooking with Lauren Spagnoletti
On Poetry with Sandy Carlson
Sandy Carlson was appointed to a three-year term as poet laureate of Woodbury, CT, by the Woodbury Public Library in the fall of 2021. She bee published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has published for volumes of poems. Carlson can trace her family roots to among the earliest settlers of the state and Woodbury. She is passionate about her family and its history, teaching, and poetry. She is a member of the Connecticut Poetry Society, the National Academy of Poets, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Friends of Riverside Cemetery, and the Woodbury Historical Society.
Sandy publishes lyric poetry videos to her website at sandycarlson.net/poet-laureate and the Woodbury Public Library's poet laureate's page. Her collections of poetry - Slow Passage Home, Always True, Seventeen Park Lane, and Silent Spaces - are available on Amazon.