Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Storytellers and 2 women pruductions will be performing Homer's
odyssey. All of it. 17 storytellers. Over 8 hours of telling.
A twelve hour day but with lots of breaks. You will never hear
anything like this. Come. Try it out. You will be amazed.
Tickets can be purchased from the NAC box office. This weekend,
we ran through the whole thing. We rehearsed for 2 days. My
part went well and it was fun to do. Remember that Storytellers
do not read. They tell the story. Each of our voices is so
different. Our delivery too. I was amazed at the rich tapestry
of words woven by this remarkable story. If you cannot come and
want to support us financially, make a donation under indigogo
and ottawa storytellers. Will post the links here soon.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I have shown my guide dog how to find a few poles for audible pedestrian signals. I don't always use them. This is a button you push and when the light changes, it gives you a signal. Here where I live the north south lights chirp and the east west lights used to cukoo but now play something called the Canadian melody. Maybe I shall try to record them and post the audio here for your listening pleasure. I use them mainly when it is quiet and little traffic and or when traffic is tough to read for some reason. I don't always know which intersections have them and where the poles are. The poles can actually be quite far from where I line up to cross a street. Anyway, yesterday morning, my guide dog pranced up to a pole at a corner. I thought she was sniffing it and was about to say no. But, I put my hand out and she wagged her body so hard, and there was an audible button at a corner where I never knew a signal existed. We were both pretty excited about it I must say. She got kibble. I got a good feeling in my heart! Smile!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
sounded so joyful, so care-free, so light-hearted. I went
outside it was still singing. Singing in the tree out front.
Then I heard a flurry of wings and it stopped. Someone walking
by said, "Oh look. That bird caught a worm." Of course, I
thought. Never thought of it before, but no bird could sing with
a worm in its mouth. I do not know why I never thought of it
before. Of course no one can sing with its mouth full.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I am so excited about being involved in an event that is unique and quite a project. About 18 storytellers are performing Homer's odyssey on June 16 2012 at the national arts centre in Ottawa. I am one of them. Each storyteller tells for about half an hour. No reading. Storytelling! We are having a fund raiser to raise money to support this project. I know not all of you can come and see it but if you want to participate and help us, go to
You can also see a very entertaining video.
Thank you for your support.