Age of Lost Innocence

We are definitely living in an age of “lost innocence.” I was with a group of 3rd graders, 8 and 9 years olds, during a classroom session earlier today. I was telling a tale which equated the building of muscle with the building of a powerful mind. I...

Age, Maturity & Wisdom

This proverb has been a favorite of mine for some time: “Youth run everywhere and, yet, see nothing. The old sit quietly in one place and see everything.” I appreciate the respect for age, maturity, and wisdom possessed by many other cultures of the world....

Stolen Parking Space

I was sitting in a parking lot earlier today waiting for a space three car lengths in front of me . My blinkers were on, windows down and a gentle breeze entered from outside, circulating through the car. As I was sitting there, the car I was waiting for began backing...

Audience Walks Out on Me!

I was doing a showcase today. One of those 10 minute performances where people and come and get a taste for what you do to see if it fits in their programming.There was a school of about 150 2nd graders taking up the first 8 to 10 rows closest to the stage. The rest...