Well, the most exciting thing has happened, my loyal readers. I have been selected as a storyteller in an event called The Moth Mainstage. Let me tell you a bit about this incredible opportunity.

On November 10, 2012, I, along with four others, will tell a story to an audience of about 1,000 people at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN.

The stories will each be 10 minutes.

The stories will be true.

The stories will be told with no notes or cheat sheets or anything. I’ll just stand there at a microphone and tell my story.

When I called the “PitchLINE” to “pitch” my story several months ago, I never thought anything would truly happen. But instead, I got an email and then a phone call from The Moth asking me for more details on my story. I worked with a producer for a few weeks to craft my story and then last week, I got word that I was being “cast” in the Mainstage event in St. Paul!

This is by far the biggest venue I have ever had to tell my story (well, I guess if you count the internet, that’s not totally true!) I will have 1,058 captive people who have paid good money to come and hear good stories.

Many people have wondered how I could do something like this. They’ve said that they would be nervous wrecks. They’ve told me I must be crazy!

But when I walk up to that microphone, and I look out at that audience, and when I see the faces of my friends and family, I will say a silent prayer to Sophia.

And I will know how proud of me she will be.