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The Diaries, Letters, Stories Podcast Series

Diaries Letters Stories is a podcast series of stories by Cornelia Spelman about emotional life and relationships between mothers and children, husbands and wives, partners, friends; about ordinary happiness, troubles, loss and grief, recovery from addiction; and about how  telling our feelings and experiences, listening to others’, and learning new behaviors help us live happier lives.

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Episode 1:  A Necklace of Luminous Stones,  is about a thirty-four-year-old mother’s recognition of her alcoholism; her recovering  through a twelve-step program;  an unsustainable marriage;  her attachment to her two young children;  and what she learns about herself through an enigmatic dream about a necklace.





Cornelia Spelman was at one time a radio program host in Vermont and a writer/performer with a political comedy program on Vermont Public Radio, The Panther Players.  A clinical social worker, her picture books for children, including “The Way I Feel” books about managing emotion, have been translated into nine languages. She is author of a memoir,  Missing, about the emotional legacies in her family, and has written two hundred diaries, which are being archived at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard. Learn more about Cornelia’s books on her website at

Steve Robinson, Producer, began his distinguished radio career at WBUR/Boston, producing classical music programs and the station’s first on-air pledge drives.  He’s been with WGBH and WCRB/Boston, KPFA/Berkeley, Vermont Public Radio, Nebraska Public Radio, the jazz station WBGO in Newark, and for 16 years was manager of Chicago’s WFMT and the WFMT radio network.  He created the classical music appreciation program, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin; an online archive for the work of Studs Terkel; and a cross-cultural broadcast musical exchange between America and China.  In October, 2016, Steve formed his own company, New Media Productions, to create, produce and syndicate a wide variety of radio programs and podcasts. He can be reached at .

Sue Jenkins is a web designer/front-end developer, fine art photographer, and owner/creative director of, a full-service web and graphic design studio serving businesses across the US since 1998. An Adobe Certified Expert and award-winning web design instructor on, she is also the author of several Dummies and other instructional books on web design, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Sue can be reached at .


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