Off the Page

WSKG's bi-weekly interview & call-in program with local authors from Binghamton, Ithaca, Elmira and surrounding areas served by WSKG Public Radio. Off the Page is hosted by Bill Jaker.

Across the bridge, Main Street became Court Street. She passed the nut store and inhaled a heavenly aroma of roasting cashews. Her mother used to buy Spanish peanuts and penuche fudge whenever they stopped there. The surrounding buildings with empty storefronts and signs of years of neglect...
When I finished the passage, I let the Bible fall to my side with my finger firmly planted in Luke, chapter 6, and said quietly, "Blessed are the poor." All of a sudden, a small man sitting just in front of me, not eight feet away, called out, "Yes, brother, preach to me!"...
There's an Indian legend that if you capture a butterfly and whisper a wish to it, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears, sees and knows all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit grants its wish...  ...