FOR YOUNG CHILDREN -- "A Sense of Wonder"
Because the young children did NOT want to leave when I presented these stories in Boulder, I am offering, on a wider scale, my NEW program for children: the wisdom of scientist and lover of the natural world: "Rachel Carson: A Sense of Wonder." Aimed at little kids and their grown-ups, this program describes delightful encounters with the natural world -- how to be quiet and be present -- and let NATURE and her animals tell YOU stories. A sure cure for this new-fangled thing they're calling "Nature Deficit Disorder." Come outside and be....
(NOTE: see newly released children's book, "Answer an Owl" above... dedicated to the spirit of Rachel Carson)
FOR ADULTS -- "Victoria Woodhull for President/1872"
Topical as all get out, think seriously about inviting "Victoria Woodhull for President -1872" to your venue! Her running mate was Frederick Douglass, a black man. Obama and Clinton are NOT something new. What's more, Victoria's platform was astonishingly modern in its scope -- as well as rather shocking since one of her planks was: free love. Women have the right to the same sexual free-for-all as men have, said she. I present this show in character.
FOR FAMILIES -- "The Epic of Gilgamesh"
I am personally deeply moved by the ancient tale of "Gilgamesh." It is a 4,500 year old story describing one man's search for immortality, from what is now Iraq. A timeless, poetic, and powerful story, it rocks you to your bones as the hero struggles against the inevitability of death -- both of those he loves and his own. As a king, he is powerful, reckless, and arrogant, but when his best friend dies, he fights against fate. Embittered and crazed with grief he makes his way to the ends of the earth seeking immortality -- and finally comes to terms with it all. You will recognize yourself here.