A History of Jacke in 100 Objects has proved to be one of the most popular features on the website. Enjoy!
- The Fire Alarm (A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #30) – setting off all kinds of alarms, in all kinds of people
- The Account (A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #29) – looking for shared humanity among the Capitol Hill crowd
- #28 – The Gift – young Jacke finds the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, until things sour…
- #27 – The Cladogram – parenting in a Hobbesian Manhattan
- #26 – The Offering – humans and animals stuck on the cul-de-sac of understanding
- #25 – The Equation – trying to prove the Great Unprovable
- #24 – The Rope – falling up
- #23 – The Passage – a literary genius and a wise professor knock some literature into my head
- #22 – The Sound – two young lovers don’t believe their apartment is haunted…and then they hear a noise…
- #21 – The Speed Trap – a boy, a dad, a grampa, and the long arm of the law
- #20 – The Sign – the consequences of demanding a little more from the Deity
- #19 – My Roommate’s Books – Philosophy welcomes a disciple with ambitions
- #18 – The Monopoly Game Piece – want faith with that?
- #17 – The Shirts and Skins – three small lessons in shame, compliments of two small basketball players and their earnest coach
- #16 – The Laundry – summer job turns into an unexpected (and somewhat tragic) love story
- #15 – The Coffepot – smart kid throws the spelling bee, gets more than he bargained for
- #14 – The Bass Guitar – a Suzuki dad goes electric
- #13 – The Monster – a big surprise emerges from Loch Ness
- Special Interlude – The Artist and the Music Teacher – old friend provides a coda to Object #7
- #12 – The Tickets to the Premiere – taking my talents from Bologna to Broadway
- #11 – The Bench – a day in the Chinese furnace provides an object lesson
- #10 – The Spitwad – a science teacher with zero personality confronts a bully, with an assist from the heavens
- #9 – The Intersection – Hamlet Dad goes to the movies
- #8 – The Burger Car – a father orders burgers with a slice of Proust
- #7 – The Keyboard – a music teacher pushed beyond her limits meets a child with dreams
- #6 – The Mugs – while slicing up life into tenths of an hour, I get a sudden ray of hope
- #5 – The Motorcycle – learning a life lesson from buying a motorcycle in Taiwan and learning to drive one (in that order)
- #4 – The Sweater – a Wisconsin boy moves to the big city and pays a visit to a therapist
- #3 – The Blood Cake – in which I recount my experience sharing an office with Jerry Seinfeld
- #2 – The Spy Drop – a neighborhood war waged by five-year-olds takes a dramatic turn
- #1 – The Padlock – a doomed football coach struggles to survive a winless season
My books The Race and The Promotion are available at Amazon.com (the link is to the author page).
A review of The Race (“warm and full of life”) can be found on mylittlebookblog. I also posted some follow-up thoughts.
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32 thoughts on “100 Objects”
Thank you for liking my post. I love the idea of telling the story of a life in objects–very creative and very readable.
Thanks! Only 86 to go…
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Thanks for liking my blog. The Bass Guitar made me laugh!
Glad to hear it! And thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by and liking my most recent post. Great to see your blog, I love the 100 Objects idea!
You are very talented writer. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and liking my latest story.
What a lovely comment. Thank you very much, and good luck with your writing!
I love the ‘object’ lesson for a life lived. Cool idea.
hahahha I’m definitely cracking up after reading “The Bench” . I am warned, won’t be going to Nanjing without a fully charged handheld AC. following u now. btw U write great, excellent humor. Thx for stopping by to say hi and for following my blog. cheers. .
Thanks – glad you enjoyed it! And yes, definitely take the AC to Nanjing!
intrigued by the life told in 100 objects. Nice. thanks for the like.
What a terrific idea for a blog.
I love the idea of doing a personal insight via the objects around you. I try to post something to my blog everyday but somedays the spirit is willing but the pen is weak, or inspiration just doesn’t pay a visit. I might use a similar idea to give myself something to write about when I’m in a lull. Thanks for the inspiration.
What a great idea. It inspired me to look at, and record, the geography of my life.
Great post! I’m looking forward to reading more!
hi there Jacke, thanks for liking my post today and for giving me the opportunity to find your great blog, I’m enjoying your list and looking forward to more x
Hi there Jacke, thanks for liking my post today and for giving me the opportunity to discover your great blog, I’m really enjoying this list and looking forward to more x
Thanks for the like
Just dropping in to say thank you for dropping by my page and leaving a notation, very much appreciated
Thank you for stopping by
Such an original idea. You have great writing prompts. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Van
thanks for liking my post 🙂
Ah, the mugs. I used to work in advertising – I feel your pain. 🙂 Thanks for the like – and good luck with your books! 🙂
Thank you! Those mugs are killers in every setting it seems. Thanks for the comment!
You have interesting blogs. Since this is the first time I’ve blogged outside of my writing site I’m a little spooked (pun intended) right now. I hate being serious, but I’m only funny with friends…I’ll check back on you as time marches on.
Jacke, thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know you liked it! I really appreciate it. I’ve been reading your 100 Objects and I must say that, as a former spelling bee winner myself, I most love The Coffeepot. It was the word ‘sincerely’ that tripped me up in third grade, and it actually tripped me up. I didn’t throw the bee because I was still too young to know that I wasn’t cool even without the bee wins under my belt! I’ve never spelled ‘sincerely’ wrong since then. I’ll be stopping back to keep an eye on your blog!
Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks!
Thank you for commenting on LA DISHA,
I just read your fine, fine story on Ernie and the spitwad. What a commentary on teachers and there lot,
Thank you! That story gets overlooked sometimes, but it’s one that’s close to my heart. I’m very glad to hear it resonated with you.
Loved your fox story. I love fox stories (& foxes)
I love them too – or at least now I do. 🙂 Thanks for the comment!