As easy as falling off a cliff… (An American Storyteller on Tour in Europe – part 2 of 3)

Part Two – Leaping I wasn’t even through airport security when I began telling my first story. Heather had dropped me at Logan, gave me a kiss, and sped off. I had booked my travel and lodging and bought a brand new Google phone with directions and contacts and addresses. Suddenly there was Devi Lockwood,

As easy as falling off a cliff… (An American Storyteller on Tour in Europe – part 3 of 3)

Part Three – Crashing and Landing When you come off the plane and they have a sign with your name on it, you know you’ve made it. Storyteller Aideen McBride had a bright smile as well. She’d invited me to perform for the Dublin Yarnspinners, but we had got to spend some time wandering about

Menorah Malaise – the annual Hanukkah Story

Here’s my annual Hanukkah Story an optimistic tale of Seasonal Affected Disorder in the village of Chelm—with a heartwarming conclusion by Mark Binder “I’m sick of Hanukkah,” Reb Cantor, the merchant of Chelm muttered.      His wife, Shoshanna, looked up with surprise. “What’s wrong with it?”      “Did I say that aloud?” Reb

National Yiddish Book Center

“Mark Binder had the audience in stitches at our Community Open House.” —National Yiddish Book Center     At his seventh visit to the National Yiddish Book Center, author and storyteller Mark Binder shared work from “The Brothers Schlemiel”, “A Hanukkah Present”, “It ate my sister” and other stories exclusively for the warm autumn audience.

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