This is from the book, I Shall Wear Midnight. Don’t take it as an indictment of the current “system” but as a possibility of what we could replace it with… “…and they’re useless, sir. They teach facts, not understanding. It’s like teaching people about forests by showing them a saw. I want a proper school,
317 Watermelons (for Freedom) – older ages How I was singlehandedly responsible for bringing down the Berlin Wall Chiri Bim – from “Stories for Peace” This was recorded on an iphone at the Peace Flag Project’s Voices for Peace Concert at the Roots Cafe in Providence, RI “My House is too Small for Ramadan” — youngish/mixed
My evening at The Moth’s open mic story slam was supposed to be to be a career-making move. It was an opportunity to share my work, tell my story, and promote my forthcoming album at a nationally known venue. Was it going to pay off?
Yesterday, my friend Jim Stahl and I were talking about going sailing, and Jim mentioned he might be going to The Moth in New York instead. We’d already talkwed about my snootyness around telling “true life” stories, but as soon as I saw the theme, I started to make my plans to go. Jim, on