This may be the only true story I tell. It’s really something that reaches across generations.
“The Boy Who Hated Pizza” is featured on the CD Classic Stories for Boys and Girls and in the book “Stories for Peace“. A variation called, “The Boy Who Hated Fried Matzah” is also part of the program and on the CD A Holiday Present
Originally released as part of the Patron Project — to get early access to this and other work, please click here to learn more about becoming a patron
Old Scratch Nickels and the Bloated Chicken Challenge
This story is NOT for children under 13. Please be advised.
Did it win? Well, it’s a liars contest, so no matter what I say you probably shouldn’t believe me.
Official release date for non-patrons on iTunes, etc: 2/1/2018
When I first started storytelling (back in the stone ages), I was amazed at Sharing the Fire — the Northeast’s premier storytelling conference. It was wonderful, inspiring, encouraging and education. I still have some great friends from those days.
This year, STF is happening from Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25 in Plymouth, MA. I’m going to be giving a workshop called, “Getting Them To Listen” on Saturday at 1:30pm about how to communicate more powerfully.
If you’re a lover of storytelling, a storyteller, a listener, a teacher, a librarian, or just an ordinary person who’s curious, here are conference registration details: https://www.nestorytelling.org/conference-details/
Sharing the Fire has workshops, performances and swaps for every level. You’ll meet lots of people and hear tons of stories.
If you do come, make sure to say hi!
Democracy, diversity and heroism/ American stories for all
Stories inspire, teach and model future behavior. Storytelling is a way to bring people together — across age and economic and social and racial barriers. Listeners unite in a powerful and shared experience, and come away with strength that can transform the present and shape the future.
From Many, One is a program with humor and heart that transmits the message found on the Great Seal of America — that our nation is stronger for our diversity.