Would you like to hear a story? Excellent - So would I. I am The Story Seeker. Traveling to the four corners of the world and through the wheel of time, I seek out the stories that remind us who we are and encourage us to become whom we are meant to be. I invite you to settle in, put your listening ears on, and let your imagination reawaken as I tell you a story...
Storyteller, Dawn Cromwell, is a gifted performing story artist. As The Story Seeker, she endeavors to bring back the magic and personal connection unique to live, oral storytelling. You may visit her at www.TheStorySeeker.com. In addition to her podcast, she also performs live for classrooms and organizations. Dawn is a member of Spellbinders volunteer storytellers and Rocky Mountain Storytelling.
Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, by Russell and Lillian Hoban
Emmet Otter and his Ma face a hard Christmas, with no way to buy the presents they so dearly wish to give. But, a talent competition offers hope of prize money. Contains the song, “When The River Meets The Sea,” written by Paul Williams for the Jim Henson special.
The Small One, by Charles Tazewell
A young boy is forced to sell his best friend; but no one is interested in buying a small donkey who is too old to work.
The Jungle Book - 02 Mowgli's Brothers, Part 2
This is one of my all-time favorite books, "The Jungle Book," by Rudyard Kipling. In Part 2 (of 4) of the first chapter, Mowgli's Brothers, Mowgli is presented before the pack to determine if he will be accepted.
The Jungle Book - 01 Mowgli's Brothers, Part 1
This is one of my all-time favorite books, "The Jungle Book," by Rudyard Kipling. In Part 1 (of 4) of the first chapter, Mowgli's Brothers, Father and Mother Wolf adopt a man cub, saving him from the tiger, Shere Kahn.
Facing the Bear
To see a high-definition version of this video on YouTube, Click Here. (http://youtu.be/wisnVMcFtSM)
“I am the Mom who chased the bear out of Boy Scout camp.”
Whenever anyone asks me to name something interesting about myself, that’s what I’m able to tell them. It’s one of the defining life events I’m most proud of. But upon further reflection, I discovered that my moment of bravery taught me something very important about my son, and his daily struggles with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Picture a pitch-dark night, sleeping in a pup tent with my son at a Boy Scout campout weekend. Somewhere, just outside our tent, a noise is gradually building to disturb my sleep even more than the pinecone under my sleeping bag. A raccoon? A fox? Now, I’ve never heard a bear before, but if I had to guess what one sounds like…. Well, that would be it.
What would you do?
I had the honor of telling this story at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference. The theme of the event was, “Fire and Light.”
(Illustration by Frank Stockton, "How to Survive a Bear Encounter," Scouting Magazine May/June 2013)
The Sick Note and some family lore
I share a little of my off-beat Irish heritage in this story, along with a song, "The Sick Note," originally written by Pat Cooksey and performed by The Dubliners. This performance was given for the Littleton Chapter of Spellbinders volunteer storytellers.
An HD version of this video can be seen on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/664DNZDj65Y
For more of my stories, visit www.TheStorySeeker.com.
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A REAL TREASURE
I so enjoyed the brief bit of this podcast I got to enjoy IT was entertaining and wimsical Just a perfect way to relax unwind and enjoy a little quiet time Fun for the whole family I thought it was a real treasure !!