Alligator Preserves Episode 10: “Need Food”

Barbara “Bobbi” Marzec, June 2015, Leadville, CO

What do you do when you see homeless people holding signs? I generally avoid eye contact and drive on by, convinced they’re mostly frauds.

Listen to this story about a time I was very wrong, and the gifts I received after overruling my better judgment one day.


Show Notes:

  • Laurel’s encounter with a homeless woman reconnects her with a friend.
  • The following morning, Laurel wakes to tragic news.
  • Listening to Bobbi’s crazy stories.
  • A surprising email 6 months after Laurel publishes her story in Colorado Central Magazine.
  • The woman’s resume and letter from Steve Miller.
  • Thoughts on how we deal with people and their stories.
  • Next  Episode: Another letter from a World War II teen.


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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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