Listening to my dad recount ‘the good old days’ hooked me on the power of the oral tale. When I worked as a Park Naturalist in the 1980’s, I began trying the magic of storytelling for myself. I continue to love the way stories draw in listeners, take us travelling to other places and times, and move us from our heads to our hearts.
Besides being a whole lot of fun, I constantly find that stories are a great way to explore possibility and contemplate new ideas. In fact, scientists now tell us that stories are the way we humans are programmed to learn best. I love the way they can start a deep conversation
I completed an M.Ed. with a thesis on “Stories and Drama as Tools for Environmental Education” in 1994. Now, in 2016, I’ve published my first book, Ancient Stories for Modern Times: 50 Short Wisdom Tales for All Ages.