The Lost Coast Blues

A Talk Show for Writers, Readers & Fans of the Written Word

Elizabeth Blessing

Elizabeth Blessing
September 28
Writer, caregiver, Internet Talk Show Host
I produce and host a new Internet radio talk show, "The Lost Coast Blues." The show is for writers, readers and enthusiasts of the written word. Each week I interview and showcase writers from a variety of genres -- fiction, nonfiction, memoir and a whole lot more. I invite writers at all levels of accomplishment (from beginners to already published to those who write just for the sheer joy of it) to read their works and share their writing experiences. Interested in being on "The Lost Coast Blues" or want to listen to a recent broadcast? Send me a PM and be sure to check us out on I'd love to hear from you!


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NOVEMBER 13, 2012 3:16PM

Social Status, Feminism and Immunization

My latest "Lost Coast Blues" interview was with writer and anthropologist, Terrie Torgersen Peterson, who writes on Open Salon as "Anthropologist Underground." Terrie says she enjoys exploring in her writing "the intersection of science and culture and my own life as ethnography."

On the show she d… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2012 11:20AM

On Feminism and Vaccination

On my next "Lost Coast Blues" show, I interview writer and anthropologist, Terrie Torgersen Peterson, who writes on Open Salon as "Anthropologist Underground." She has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming. She has done archeological field work in the following locations: Haluzta in Isr… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2012 2:16PM

This Mime Has a Beautiful Voice

I was pretty excited when memoirist, Sharon Nesbit-Davis (aka Open Salon's "Mimetalker"), responded to my request for writers to interview on my Internet talk show, "Lost Coast Blues." The idea of interviewing a mime on an audio show intrigued me. This might be a real test for my fledgling host skill… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 1, 2012 1:21PM

Mime Talks, Will You Listen?

On my next "Lost Coast Blues" Internet radio show, I interview memoirist, Sharon Nesbit-Davis. Known as "Mimetalker" on her Open Salon blog, Sharon shares her life experiences in rich, poignant and well-crafted detail. The topics she writes about include interracial marriage, parenthood, social justi… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 7:22PM

Con Chapman and "The Picket Line"

Last Saturday on my Internet radio talk show, "The Lost Coast Blues," I interviewed OS blogger and playwright, Con Chapman, who discussed his newest play, "The Picket Line." The play is being produced this week by the Thespis Theater Festival at the Cabrini Repertory Theater in Manhattan, New York. F… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2012 3:54PM

My Interview with Jonathan Wolfman

I had the pleasure of interviewing fellow OS blogger, Jonathan Wolfman, last weekend on my Internet radio talk show, The Lost Coast Blues. The show broadcasts live on Saturdays, 11 AM to noon Pacific time from a rural area of Northern California known as the Lost Coast. This is a brand-new… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 12:11PM

5 Easy Steps to Pilling a Cat

While the vast majority of time I am a caregiver to fellow Homo sapiens sapiens, there are occasions when I have been in charge of the health and well being of a Felis caticus obstinaticus.

If you are not familiar with the concept of "Pilling a Cat," then you… Read full post »

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JUNE 29, 2012 3:56PM

What Independence Day Means to My Autistic Brother

bobby eliz cars

 Bobby and me and some great, old cars . . .  

My profoundly autistic brother, Bobby, was born on July 4. He is my wonderful Independence Day birthday guy who loves American cars from the 1950s, making grape jelly sandwiches, petting cats and going on… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 1:27PM

News: It's Everywhere and Nowhere!


 I've decided to take a holiday from the news. I am getting depressed so I am turning off the tube, abstaining from Internet news sites, refusing to fetch my area's daily rag off the front porch, switching to all-music jazz radio, culling from my podcast account all but "A… Read full post »

JUNE 13, 2012 12:17PM

Fall, Falling, Fallen


Dad 2005

 Dad, November 2005: A few months after he started falling but before the first stroke. 

The first time I saw my father fall, the image of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz flashed across my mind. Dad fell, arms and legs flailing in seemingly impossible… Read full post »

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JANUARY 10, 2012 9:34AM

The Ghost in My Phone

My little Mama,
"Mamacita," my little Mama, many years ago on a sunny day. 

It's around midnight and my almost 77-year-old Mamacita phones me from her room at St. Joseph Hospital.

"A-lee-sa-bet," she says my name in a whisper, her soft voice floating into my ear in the melodious tones… Read full post »

MAY 11, 2011 8:00PM

The Newfangled Meditation



I received a meditation catalog in the mail yesterday. Or, rather, a catalog advertising meditation products guaranteed to “unleash your health, wealth and power.” Feeling a little unhealthy, unwealthy and powerless lately, I thought I’d give it a gander.

Th… Read full post »

This is what I know about Dad . . .

Kendall Blessing was born on August 12, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and died on March 24, 2011 in Eureka, CA. He was the son of Gregory and Oma Blessing. He had one brother, William, and two sisters, Joyce and Barbara. He… Read full post »

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MAY 3, 2011 10:13AM

White Cat Meow: A Conversation with my Autistic Brother

My 52-year-old autistic brother, Bobby, and I had a conversation a few months ago. It went like this . . .

“Bobby, what are you thinking about?”

“White-cat-meow.” He is sitting in his favorite reclining chair, staring at his fingers intently. He says the words quickly, running… Read full post »