As soon as Tammy mentioned your name, I told her about rooming with you at Bellingham. That was fun. I wish you could have been at the Honolulu conference. It was a real winner. I enjoyed having Tammy stay with me. We had a good time together.
Hey, friend - sorry to miss you at the National Conference as well... my fault totally!
Like an idiot - I hurt my arm... trying to start what proved to be a dead mower. I had already torn my rotator cuff and need surgery - but put off the surgery until after my Taiwan trip. (We are in Taiwan as I write this note.)
The ride to Gattlinburg would have been about 11 hours + I could not take meds while driving back and forth. I would have had to leave early to catch my flights here anyhow - so I made a tough decision and opted to stay home and rest up for the trip. Good thing, too!
We have been from one end of this country and back again several times already... eight 3-hour workshops, the release of my new book, The Basics of Storytelling, the release of my new DVD - 12 stories for young children (not named yet for the US Market), three 2-hour workshops, two 1 1/2 hour storytelling concerts, a benefit program for low income children, and meetings with US and Taiwan Dignitaries + Radio programs and more. What a trip - but without the rest ahead of time - I would never have made it.
Back at you later when I am home in the states. Take care. Mike Lockett
Enjoy the latest video starring your favorite tellers! Grab a pardner and do-si-do! http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/video/video/show?id=1984817:Video:16616
Starring David Novak, Leeny del Seamonds, Kevin Cordi & Mary Jo Huff (that's YOU!). Yee Haw!
Mary Jo! I just love you to death. Give me a call and we can talk... Mary Hamilton might also be a great resource for you too. But I will be glad to help where I can. Thanks for speaking well of me. Love you to pieces.
Mary Jo!!! You're hurting my neck, having to look sideways at you like that. hahahahaha I do like the idea of a retreat either this Fall 2008 or Spring 2009. I'll think about it. You'll come again, wontcha?
Hello Mary Jo Huff,
I got less than forty days and I am retire from teaching. I hope to be coming to the group this summer and make more time for my storytelling. I look forward to rekindling old friendships
You never can tell where I am going to see your name and face. I see from your schedule that you are still keeping busy!
FYI - you suggested I record an album for early childhood. I just released a new CD called Tales and Fables with some great stories for the young as well as older listeners. In addition - I recorded a DVD that will hopefully be out this fall with 12 stories JUST for the young. I am thinking about keeping with my Tales of... naming and might call it Tales of Delight.
Send me your address (cuz I am too lazy to look it up) and I will mail you a comp copy of my new CD, Tales and Fables."
Dear Mary Jo,
It sound like 'retirement' is not in your lexicon. Where di you study early childhood development? I am a Wheelock grad., and have this background to be a strong and useful base from which all other work with children has sprung.
Shall be in your neck of woods for the Bradbury fest. in Oct. if yu have any brilliant ideas about other possible hosts for my work while in the neighborhood, would love you to pass those on.
Is Susan Stone still in Ebanston?