Con Chapman
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn't Break My Spirit
"She seems to have become a professional motivational speaker. Not a lot of money in long distance swimming."
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Stephen Brassawe commented on Con Chapman's blog post Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn't Break My Spirit
"I read this aloud to Susan, who informs me that she met Diana Nyad years ago when Susan, a former competitive swimmer herself, lived in Connecticut. Susan allows as how Diana at that time was still a bit "puffed up." That was of course…"
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Stephen Brassawe commented on Con Chapman's blog post Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn't Break My Spirit
"I read this aloud to Susan, who informs me that she met Diana Nyad years ago when Susan, a former competitive swimmer herself, lived in Connecticut. Susan allows as how Diana at that time was still a bit "puffed up." That was of course…"
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn't Break My Spirit
"I love the conceit!   Hope you can work this idea into another piece.  "
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that angry buddha guy commented on Con Chapman's blog post The True Meaning of Presidents Day: Great Deals on New Cars
"ca ching!"
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that angry buddha guy commented on Con Chapman's blog post The True Meaning of Presidents Day: Great Deals on New Cars
"love the stude pic ... i have a '63 gt hawk w/original 289 v8 ... great design!"
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koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fighting Low Ratings, NPR Adopts NBA 24-Second Clock
"Ratings are ratings"
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post At the Short Story Vending Machine
"Ring belongs to everyone!I've been collecting him for many years."
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marilyn sands commented on Con Chapman's blog post At the Short Story Vending Machine
"Darn - I was gonna use Ring Lardner in my next piece!  Back to the drawing board! "
Jan 17
Con Chapman's blog post was featured

I Hear the Voices of Angels

It had been, for several years, a nagging problem; a high-pitched ringing in my ears that never seemed to stop. I attributed it to the barrage of noises I’m subjected to every day–squealing trolley wheels, urban traffic–or maybe to my misspent youth as keyboard man for crappy teen bands such as Otis & the Elevator Company, playing a red and black Farfisa Combo Compact organ.“Hold on–I’m comin’!” Whatever the cause, I made the mistake of telling my wife. “I think you should ask your doctor…See More
Jan 17
Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post At the Short Story Vending Machine
"Regular or diet?"
Jan 17
koshersalaami commented on Con Chapman's blog post At the Short Story Vending Machine
"How about Guy de Maupassant?"
Jan 17
James Hart commented on Con Chapman's blog post I Hear the Voices of Angels
"The alpha male in Caucasian lederhosen, was he singing Burden or Vinton? [Karamia and me tried to beeline down to Dallas F Worth in her shiny let Tesla  but only made it as far south as Springfield, IL. Too much dalliance but no…"
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Rosigami commented on Con Chapman's blog post I Hear the Voices of Angels
"Insight into the angels! Do you have an "in', now? Can you get them to visit the Orange Ninny?"
Jan 15

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Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer, author of two novels, ten published plays, one musical comedy (We Met the Space People!), and The Year of the Gerbil, a history of the '78 Red Sox-Yankees pennant race. He is a frequent contributor to The Boston Herald, Punchnel's, Fictionique and Cronk News.
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Con Chapman's Blog

Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn't Break My Spirit

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 6:30am 3 Comments

OMDURMAN, Sudan.  Ibrahim al-Wala is enjoying his first days of freedom in this sun-splashed city of nearly three million in Khartoum after his release from the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but like many former detainees of that oft-criticized facility he hopes to get back to work soon.  “I’d like to go into something with a future,” he says thoughtfully as he…

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Rivalry Isn't Friendly for Clip, Staple Makers

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 5:59am 0 Comments

BOSTON.  As conventioneers emerged from the Bayside Hotel here yesterday morning after weekend-long trade association gatherings, there was more than the usual jostling for cabs at curbside caused by an urge to return home.  “It was like a rugby scrum,” said long-time doorman Al DiBennideto.  “Usually we only see that kind of infighting when the American Library Association is in town and a scuffle breaks out between the Dewey Decimal gang and the Library of Congress thugs.”…

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The True Meaning of Presidents Day: Great Deals on New Cars

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 5:40am 6 Comments

When I was a boy my mother instilled in me a love of American history.  George Washington was the Father of Our Country, she told me.  Abraham Lincoln was the Great Emancipator.  Ulysses S. Grant could Drink his Entire Cabinet Under the Table, she said, not stinting on the capital letters.  These were the men who made our country great.…

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Fighting Low Ratings, NPR Adopts NBA 24-Second Clock

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 5:51am 5 Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts.   Bob Zukoff, producer of the weekly radio show “The Creative Mind”, fidgets nervously as Amy Weber, a hammer dulcimer player and poetess who is one of tonight’s guests, strolls into the studios of WGBH, the local National Public Radio outlet.  “Looks like trouble,” he says.…

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At 1:26pm on September 3, 2013, ulysses said…

Con, do this story. it will be funny. 

job interview with person who tells their life sob story instead of selling themself.  That would be REALLY funny. 

At 9:34am on July 21, 2013, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey, Con. Nice to be here with you.

At 6:17am on November 28, 2012, Stephen Brassawe said…

I just listened to your interview on ivealwayswantedto.com. (I listened to the ENTIRE INTERVIEW, Con!) Hope to see some of the products of your abnormal brain posted here when you find it impossible to log on elsewhere.

At 5:13pm on November 27, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

Good to see you here Con!

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