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Journey to Hopiland – FIRST SORROW

In July the family moved from Minneapolis to Duluth. The new house had two stories and an attic where Denise and her sisters slept. The house was attached to other houses that looked the same. Denise settled into her new home and wondered where she would go to school. She hoped it wouldn’t be the […]

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Kenelinda

    This  African folktale of love, loss, courage, and resurrection is one of my favorite. Enjoy. Just click onto the link below. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/5/13_kenelinda.html

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Journey to Hopiland – Alone in Kindergarten

This is the first story in the series I began two weeks ago with the poetic story of my birth. This is a story I have told to children in schools. Your children may enjoy this story too. The fun days of summer were coming to an end but Denise was not sad.  Sure, she […]

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The Rewards of Positive Persistance – A Folktale for Returning to School

Today, for the listening pleasure of young and old, is the story of a young man who used changing circumstances and confidence in himself to achieve his goal. Just click on the link below and enjoy. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/7/31_crickets_riddle.html

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The Story of My Birth – The Ballad of Mama Queen

Beginning a new career path as a school nurse at a small elementary school in the heart of the Hopi Nation causes me to reflect on this journey that has led me here. My childhood dreams have changed through time. I began reflecting on my life when I was in fourth grade with my first […]

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A Spider Story for Gardeners

When I was eight years old my sisters and I spent a semester living with Mother, our paternal grandmother. She was a large, round woman who ruled with an iron hand. Her large wooden house had a wide, screened back porch that ran the full length of the house. A well was on the back […]

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION – THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

During the Cuban Missile Crises, I was in fifth grade and lived on Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. I remember we had to walk to school because the base was using our school buses to transport troops in case the President decided to take military action against the Russians.  Anti-communism was at […]

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A Step Toward Peace

In a far distant future, a wind of compassion and power sweeps over the planet earth like a fire. Its force destroys every single man made weapon, from small pistols to the most powerful atomic bombs. Biological weapons too, are swept up in this wave of celestial annihilation. When the wind disappears, human beings confront […]

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The Talking Skull

This week I tell an African story, which comes in different versions, however the message is always the same. It’s one I need to remember, and one that serves everyone well. Enjoy. Just click on the link below to hear story. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/7/13_The_talking_skull.html

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