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...

Nova Scotia: Resting and Swinging

At a swingdance in Victoria a few weeks ago, I happened to run into friends who happen to spend their summers in Nova Scotia and happened to generously insist I visit them during my tour. So a few days ago, as I crested the mid-point of my itinerary, I drove to the...

Halifax: Catching my breath before the tour

I was relieved to have a day off in Halifax before starting my tour of the Nova Scotia libraries. Yesterday, on my way across the country, between flights in Toronto, I did a phone radio interview with CBC Halifax. We talked about live storytelling vs screen...