Love and other Almost True Stories

Humorous and heart-warming stories that explore love in some of its strange and mysterious guises.

  • Learn how a romance novel can inspire truer love.
  • Find out why our heroine is jealous of a dog.
  • Discover how reading helps transform a nerd into a Romeo.

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        Deborah and  Ron performing on the Crystal Symphony

   “Deliciously fun”
     —Janet Wickersham, Pasadena, California
     Passenger on the Crystal Symphony

   “Your performance was dynamite.”
     —Mike Clark, Virginia City, Montana

     Passenger on the Crystal Symphony

   “When I read in the Crystal daily news about a performance taking place at 5:30, I thought—what an awful time. However, I decided to go and believe me, I am so glad I did. It was the most entertaining 45 minutes I have spent in a long time. Clearly, this was a talented duo, and I was sorry when the time was up. I would love to have the opportunity to see this again.”
     —Joyce Gerrick, Ft. Worth, Texas

     Passenger on the Crystal Symphony

   “Deborah Shouse  and Ron Zoglin are exceptionally entertaining. Their stories are pure delight; their telling of them is masterful — clear voices capturing each nuance  of the tale while allowing the humor to play out with clever pacing and  vivid depiction. The great American story telling tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers is reborn!”
     —Cynthia and  Norman Martin, Moorestown, NJ
     Passengers on  the Crystal Symphony

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Deborah and  Ron in North  Sea performing on the QE2

   “I was mesmerized. I was totally engrossed.”
     —Mary McMahon, Liverpool, England
     Passenger on the QE2

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Ron and Deborah with the planners of the BlueRiver—WellLink event

   “Thank you for an engaging afternoon. I particularly noticed that one participant who has traditionally chosen not to engage in the discussion couldn’t help herself and jumped right in. Everyone really enjoyed the stories, songs and your wonderful energy. We are eagerly awaiting your return.
     —Clare Roberts, Community Relations
     Metropolitan Community College (MCC) — Blue River

   “Ron and Deborah have a performance style that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and perfectly charming. Their humorous light-hearted stories will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or situation in life. I can’t wait to see their next performance!”
     —Janet Smith, Executive Director
     Blue Springs WellLink

   “The love-and-confidence in Ron and Deborah’s relationship that accompanies their ‘Love Stories’ presentation resonates with an endearing compatibility as one is welcomed into their world.”
     —Carol Journagan
     Blue Springs WellLink

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Ron  and Deborah with  the staff of the Landon Center

   “I found your program to be delightful, fun, energetic, and engaging. I smiled and laughed through the whole program and had more than one moment where I felt that you were talking about me and my life. What a joy!”
     —Myra Hyatt, LMSW
     Social Worker
     Landon Center on Aging

   “Excellent program delivered by true professionals. They re-energize the emotions related to loving relationships.
     —Brad Hirni

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Ron and Deborah with  the staff of Freedom Pointe

   Ron and Deborah, Your program provided a heartwarming and insightful message for our Rotary Club’s Valentine Breakfast. Your style is both warm and energetic. The stories resonated with members as they reflect the real world of relationships and life experiences.  Your performance made the event special. In addition, you were a pleasure to work with, planning the program, staying in touch with me, and customizing your program to our needs.
Cassy Dierking Venters


Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin
(816) 361-7878