Nicholas Conley radio WSCA True Tales Alzheimer's audience

True Tales: Past the Horizon Line

Back in February of 2016, I was honored to have the opportunity to share a true story on the radio station WSCA 106.1 FM, and in front of a live studio audience.

That story, which I called “Past the Horizon Line,” was about my real life experiences working in a nursing home, and how my friendship with one particularly amazing Alzheimer’s patient had a profound impact on my life.

As longtime readers know, much of my writing — including my novel Pale Highway (which deals with Alzheimer’s), as well as Clay Tongue: A Novelette (which deals with post-stroke aphasia) and my upcoming book, Intraterrestrial (which deals with traumatic brain injuries) — has been based on my experiences working in healthcare, but it’s not often that I get to share too much about what those real experiences were like, and how they shaped the person I am today. For that reason, I’d like the share this clip with you all, where I tell my story, “Past the Horizon Line.” Thank you for watching.




Tonight’s Radio Appearance

Tonight from 6-8pm ET, tune into Portsmouth Community Radio’s TRUE TALES program on WSCA-LP 106.1 FM!

I’ll be one of six storytellers featured in the program, each of us telling true stories relating to this month’s theme of “Frontiers.” In addition, if you tune into the first half hour, they’ll be doing a brief interview of me before the main show starts! The program will also be filmed for television broadcast on Portsmouth Public Media Television.

For those of you who aren’t in New Hampshire, just hop on over to the WSCA website, where you can listen in on 106.1 at any time, 24/7. Wish me luck!