After his parents divorced Tom lived with his Shaw grandparents during the depression In Flatrock, Indiana. He talks of the many lessons learned about money, heros, hard work, religion and good books.
An excerpt of Tiffanie Bridges life story interview tells about getting into the world of theatre where she found acceptance for her size and appreciation for her considerable talents.
Educator and Professional Storyteller David Peerless tells of his childhood years in Cleveton, England where he paid close attention to stories people told about how the world had changed and then made his own observations to that effect. This sampler of his stories will leave you wanting more.
Bob Zalkin graphs a path from school to the Pentagon, to the Synagog, to the high seas. It is the course of a man who is always growing.
A woman who floats in saltwater tells a musician that he should be a storyteller. Thus begins the quest of Bob Sander, Co-Founder of Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
In an excerpt of his story about the life lessons learned from his father, Andrew tells about how his parents encouraged their children to learn to play music. One Christmas evening they found a clever way to channel Andrew’s passion for playing the snare drum.
The Detroit of Dolores Loomer’s childhood was beautiful, but then her family’s home was robbed, the neighborhood changed and the riots of the late 1960’s began.
Steve Teagarden describes the origins of the “Nestle Inn” and observing the gentrification of Mass Avenue and the Chatham Arch neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis.
Georgeanna Tryban tells about being a young American exchange student in Osaka, Japan with Youth For Awareness in the 1960’s. A fearless, eager student, she attended traditional Japanese cultural training along with her Japanese host family sisters.
Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.