Who’s Listening?

On the launch of a storytelling tour in Japan, I stood at the edge of the stage preparing to tell my first story to 200 uni-lingual adults. My translator was telling the entire story in Japanese, after which I would tell it all over again, in English. This had been...

A Special Project: Collaboration with Composer and Choir

Tonight I sat at the back of a church hall in Victoria, listening to the weekly rehearsal of a 50-voice women’s choir, Ensemble Laude. I’ve heard them in concert many times over the years. Every single time I am inspired and moved to tears by their impeccable and...

Shopping With the King of Africa

Arad, Romania; Sunday, October 29, 2017 It dawned on all of us at the same time. I might be seen as representing Canada on this tour in Romania, and Jeff Hawaii (or arguably the USA). But John from Kenya was representing an entire continent. Wherever we went, eyes...

Selfies in the Castle

Wednesday Oct 25: Arad, Romania I’ve arrived, with Jeff and Dominique, in the small city of Arad in northern Romania. At breakfast I sit with fellow performer John, from Kenya. Nairobi, to be precise. He has already eaten, but kindly helps me figure out the coffee...

Cold Rain, Spare Coat

Budapest, October 23 October 23 is a national holiday in Hungary, commemorating the revolution of 1956 that preceded the Soviet invasion. My day begins with a leisurely buffet breakfast in the company of Jeff and Dominique, dear friends from Hawaii who are also part...