Providence, RI – For many of us, it has become the modern-day lament: Our lives are saturated with starkly efficient and sterile electronic communications that have sapped nuance, texture, and passion from our relationships with one another. Perhaps that's hyperbole, or perhaps not. Should we worry that Facebook, My Space, Twitter, and text messaging have pushed aside our ability to share, really share, the stories of our lives? Mark Binder reminds us how important it is for us to hold on to, and share, our stories.

Binder writes and tells stories in Providence and around the world. His latest album is "A Holiday Present," stories of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, New Year's, and the Solstice.

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