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Thank you to our guests: Ed and Diane Reed
Thank you to our host: Jill Stoner
Topic: Here is to Life
Even though he started singing at the age of five to sweeten the work for his mom and others in her laundry business, 92 year-old Bay Area jazz vocalist Ed Reed did not start his career as a renowned jazz vocalist until he released his first CD at age 78. In this conversation with Jill Stoner, Ed and his wife Diane will recount their life story of resilience and recovery from addiction.
“You know, you start to find out, ‘What is your intention for this experience you call your life? What are you trying to do with it?’ And, that really helped me get clear that doing drugs and, and lying and cheating and stealing don’t work because I can’t get where I want to go with those issues. They don’t work. And, I began to really want to be helpful to people. And now, I’m at a place where I don’t know what to do with me.” – Ed Reed
“I would want them to understand that change is possible; that you can start from a very seemingly… absolutely failed place, and you know, it’s possible to have your dreams, no matter how old you are. It’s possible to come out of whatever you’re in… if you’re willing to do the work.” – Diane Reed
Ed and Diane Reed’s memoir: Double Helix