children

The “Ram” Visits Early Childhood Resource Center

I started off the month of September with a half-hour version of the Mexican folktale “The Ram in the Chile Patch” for the Early Childhood Resource Center in Canton. Their theme for the month was “ants,” and since the hero of this particular folktale is una hormiga (the Spanish word for ant), I thought it… Read more »

Collect Cans, Help Kids!

Last November I attended a storytelling workshop in Illinois where I happened to meet a young pastor, Chance, who was preparing to move to Africa with his family. As the African continent holds a special allure for me, I was immediately interested; but my ears really perked up when I heard him say that he… Read more »

“Treasure Trove” comes to Cuyahoga Falls Library

My program “A Treasure Trove of Asian Tales” made a stop at the Cuyahoga Falls Library this summer. This was at least my fourth visit there (I’ve lost count!), and I am thankful for their continued support. My good friend Jeff came out to the show and took some great photos. You can check them… Read more »

Adventures in Greene County: Part 2 (Bellbrook & Yellow Springs)

After my performance in Xenia, I headed over to Bellbrook Library where I’ve performed for the last 4 years and become good friends with Joanne Mushala, the head children’s librarian there (see photo above). Last year Joanne introduced me to a local fixture, the Dairy Shed, where she treated me to a cone after my… Read more »

Adventures in Greene County: Part 1

I had a great few days on the road! While visiting some libraries in Greene County, I was able to stay with two of my college friends who are now married. I even got to meet their adorable baby girl who you see in the photo! (Notice we both have monkeys on our shirts!) Catching… Read more »