Stories

Our Champion Catherine!

Our Champion Catherine!

Catherine Magruder wows ’em at SAC’s Tall Tales night.One of the “lemonade” aspects of pandemic-era meetings on Zoom has been watching a number of StoryMasters and friends, following President Miyo’s lead, appearing on Zoom shows such as Strong Words, The Otter Story...

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Looking back 2020…

Looking back 2020…

What a year! 2020 was a unique year, to say the least. Although we can keep listing all the challenges that we have had (still counting!) all day long, let’s talk about silver lining that StoryMasters has cherished this year.When everything was shut down back in...

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Fox’s Wedding

Fox’s Wedding

One winter morning in 2019, the sun came out while it was still raining. Miyo, Tina, and Margaret shared little stories…Miyo: Sun shower! We call it fox’s wedding in Japan. There are a couple of different stories, but this is my favorite one.When a fox got married,...

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Thoughts on Growing as a Storyteller

Thoughts on Growing as a Storyteller

For the last several years, writing and telling personal stories has become an integral part of my lifestyle. I find the writing process to be intellectually challenging and emotionally therapeutic. And even in this new world of virtual audiences, performing stories...

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Storytelling in the Age of Zoom

Storytelling in the Age of Zoom

What’s on your gratitude list? Lately, when I think about what I’m grateful for, Zoom has been right up there in my top ten. Zoom and storytelling are a surprisingly good fit — from the perspective of the audience member. No crowds, no traffic, no overpriced drinks....

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A Garden Grows in Compton

A Garden Grows in Compton

In mid-June, I decided to plant a vegetable garden in my back yard. I was inspired by photos my daughter Arlynn texted me of her budding garden in Altadena. She had transformed her backyard by installing DIY raised planting beds, and filling them with all manner of...

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