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Car Date

One chaperoned girl and two suitors. Yes, it was a disaster, and yes, it was all my fault.

… I could have run screaming off into the night, if only without leaving her alone with him.

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Defining Moments

Ten of Lew’sĀ original stories of “defining moments” hiding in everyday life. Several have airedĀ on NPR in edited versions.

You will receive the original, full-length recordings of:

  • Two-Lane Georgia By Moonlight
  • Car Date
  • First Car
  • Monopoly
  • Dillsboro Dancer
  • Painter
  • Storyteller Can’t Sing
  • Soprano
  • The Wall
  • Mr. B’s Olympic Games

Lew will happily autograph your CD. Simply tell him who the CD is for (in the Autograph Request field of the order form).

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Price:$19.99

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Dillsboro Dancer

Mountain soul that dances for the sheer joy of life.

I couldn’t imagine him on a tractor, but could see in his eyes the reflection of the sun rising between a mule’s ears…

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First Car

Only 14 years old, it was a sleek 4-door in blue and white and rust, straddling a sizeable oil slick on a gravel sales lot. And the car’s inabilitiy to move under its own power was, we trusted, only a temporary problem.

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Monopoly

And these things we did in such a flurry of movement and laughter that visitors to our homes surely thought we’d just escaped from a locked ward.
Yet, it was in that opium den of Parker Brothers board play that I learned about life…

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Mr. B’s Olympic Games

But this time, I have the superior field position. To beat me, he has to run around my leg, through the partially opened door…

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Painter

In the confines of our tiny bathroom, Blaine sat there all thin-legged and bony, his white coveralls sagging like one of Dad’s shirts on me. Time dissolved…

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Soprano

But then magic happened: They put away their scores and, with only the text of three poems before them, put the enormity of their musicianships on display…

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Storyteller Can’t Sing

What made paying customers quietly endure the unendurable, then applaud for it? The answer hit me like a cloudburst crosswind…

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The Wall

When I graduated high school, I could go to college or Vietnam. College gave a young man license to drink a beer with his father, but did not erect his posture, did not place confidence in his voice. My college had an ROTC program …

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Two-lane Georgia by Moonlight

The countryside sleeps as the Cummins rumbles, her headlights boring a hole into the darkness. A full moon pokes through and hides behind spotty clouds, silently silhouetting trees and crops, a rail fence snaking its way along…

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