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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Oct 7, 2012

Welcome to Tales By Tom. This is the fifth installment of Tom Cagley Sr's short story collections entitled, “Innocents All.”  

Story 8.  From dreams I awake.  There are some dreams I come out of dripping with sweat or anxiety, and am glad to be past them. They are all ex-job concerns---nothing current---all from my retail life of old. I awake, recall the circumstances of the dream, and I haven’t been in that business since 1995. I feel better immediately, but what can I do? Is there a pill?

Story 9.  What is your passion?  I’ve had one or another at various stages of my life. Don’t we all? Some I have pursued more feverishly than other, and I am sure God laughs at me when I get all fired up, chase it and chase it, then back off. I can’t help it. It’s the competitive urge in me. Is there a pill for this, too?

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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio (

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