Essay

Open Mic
3:12 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

The $65 Question

Deborah Prum's Parents, Jim & Eva Mazzotta, on their honeymoon.

Valentine's Day is a celebration of romance, but even after the holiday has passed, Charlottesville writer Deborah Prum likes to muse about the people she loves, and how they got together. 
 

The last time my folks visited, our whole family swapped tales around the dining table.  Our topic?  Marriage proposals: who proposed to whom and how.

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Open Mic
11:52 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Make A Wish

A month into the new year, and Charlottesville author Deborah Prum is thinking about how people can make their wishes come true.
 

 

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Open Mic
11:37 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Other Debbie

Many Virginians will resolve this new year to exercise more -- but Charlottesville author Deborah Prum has discovered limits to what working out can achieve.

 

Have you ever wanted to be someone you’re not?

So, one day I was at the gym exercising on the calf-stretching machine.  As you might imagine, calf-stretching is boring, so I looked to my left to see my friend, Debbie who sat inside this claw-like apparatus, pushing up and out against what looked like a heavy weight.

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Open Mic
11:40 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Gifts from Debby's Dad

With the holidays now here, many people are still wracking their brains for last-minute gift ideas, but that's never a problem for one man -- the father of Charlottesville author Deborah Prum.  

She tells about his strategy, in this essay.

  Deborah Prum is an author from Albemarle County who recently released First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales -- an audio collection of humorous essays.     

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Open Mic
11:25 am
Tue December 17, 2013

The Extra Special Tree

  

  If the holidays have you stressed out, take a minute to relax and enjoy this next essay from Charlottesville author Jenny Gardiner -- a remembrance of Christmas and a very special tree. 

  

I’m a sucker for all things Christmas. Always have been. Don’t know if it’s the deluded optimism the season presents, or just a strange affinity for otherwise maudlin songs dressed up as cheerful seasonal chestnuts. Whatever it is, I have always ensured that my family gets into the holiday spirit, starting with finding the perfect Christmas tree.

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