From your newsletter editor
The other day I was biking down a hill on a path by the canal, when
what should cross the path but a mother wood duck with a dozen
ducklings (must have been a day care outing). I swerved my bike off the
path onto the grass, barely missing the little ones. Mom took off into
the water with a few ducklings following closely. The rest ran back to
the bushes on the other side of the path. I could hear panicked
cheeping on either side of me. Of course I apologised to all of my fine
feathered friends, but I am sure the mother duck's clucks were not that
friendly. I picked up my bike. And as I biked off, Mom paddled back to the shoreline to regroup
|A plug for my storytelling show, Moby Dick, at the Ottawa Fringe Festival which runs June 20-30. I would like to thank Pat Holloway who put together the poster to the right. And more thank-yous to Ruthanne Edward, Elaine O'Reilly, Jeff Wright, and Jennifer McArton
who attended a critical run through of the story, providing me with
much needed feedback. For more information about the show, the
Fringe, and tickets, click here. And if you can, please let your friends know about the show.
Summer has turned out to be really busy. Many OST members have been working to bring
the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada conference
which should be occurring soon after the release of this
issue. The SC-CC conference has also been part of the busy - ness
in my home, though on Ruth's side of the
desk, rather than on mine as she works along side a full slate of Ottawa
Storytellers. And while Ruth has the summer off from teaching in
elementary school, I have the priviledge of teaching close to 260
students at Carleton University.
Thank-yous go out to the many people (page 10) who have come together to create this newsletter.
Without your input, this would be a very different publication;
different and not as fun. As always, if you have something you wish
to appear in your newsletter, be that a photograph, an article,
or even a comment, please let me know, by email, or in person.