October 15-17, 2021. Forest Storytelling Festival. Online. https://www.clallamstorypeople.org/storytelling-festival/
February 21, 2020, “Around the Fire: A Storytelling Concert of Warmth and Wit,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon.
The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. When I first heard or read that phrase I could not find the sense in it. If the Queen is dead, then how could she live long? But somewhere along the way, either reading or watching a movie about British royalty, I understood. The old queen has died. The new queen reigns. … Read More
It’s a snow day here in central Oregon. And I mean a SNOW day. The prediction of 8-12 inches was achieved hours ago, and it’s still snowing. A lot. Constantly. I shoveled at least two feet of off the deck and within an hour it was covered with another 4″. So, being the courageous mountain woman that I am, I … Read More
It was storytime. Specifically, it was storytime for toddlers. I had a room full of curious, energetic 18-16 months-old children with their care givers, approximately 60 total. The music of Laurie Berkner was playing to get them in the mood for stories about cats. “The cat came back/We thought he was a goner….” Sounds morbid, but it’s actually quite fun, … Read More
I am sitting in my daughter’s room, staring at the book shelf. The room is organized, colorful and quiet, as are the books, a perfect reflection of her personality and charm. (Her godmother described her as “a quiet spirit with the eye of a tiger.”) On the top of the shelf are toys from Vietnam, revealing her heritage.. Her high … Read More