Several months ago I received word from Emily Beck, Executive Director of the Fargo Theatre, that a fascinating documentary would be given a one-night showing here. The film, “Lost in Living,” was the story of four women – all of them mothers, and all of them extraordinarily talented professionals – and how they found balance in their lives. Perhaps more, how they discovered which provided the narrative in their respective lives: Being a mom, or being a professional.
The additional draw of the screening was that award-winning filmmaker Mary Trunk, the director/producer of the film, would be in attendance as would the four “subjects” of the film: Kristina Robbins, Caren McCaleb, local resident Marjorie Schlossman and Merrill Joan Gerber.
I found the film remarkable; a must see for anyone (read: male or female) trying to find balance in their lives not to mention discovering their particular creative voice… and making sure it’s heard. I invited Mary and Marjorie to join me in studio, but limiting the interview to them was in no way a slight to Kristina, Caren or Merrill. Radio can be unforgiving when trying to follow a discussion with more than a few voices on the air. If the program was simulcast, or this was for television, it would have been my great pleasure to sit with all five of these accomplished women.
photo credits: Ma and Pa Films
About the Author: Christopher serves up the news of the day, politics, sports, pop culture, films, music and the quirky side of life with distinguished guests and contributors from across the nation and around the world. He tackles the most complex issues to stories slightly off the radar delivering depth and humor with a thoughtful perspective. When he was in Fargo, North Dakota, the program was nominated for Best Radio Show in the Red River Valley in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by readers of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. As a writer, Christopher's work has been been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Sun-Times Network publications, Reuters, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee.