The Story Keeper

The Story Keeper

I know this woman. She’s a story keeper. Her hair has gone white now, but right away you would notice the snapping light in her eyes. Her skin is crinkled and grey, and her hands are covered in spots. The joints are knobby and arthritic, but she still writes. She’s...
Latest Flight of the Broad Mind!

Latest Flight of the Broad Mind!

Every now and then I hear about the flights that my little book “The Broad Mind” has been making around the world. The other day I received a note from Colleen Reichrath-Smith, a certified Global Career Development Facilitator who is working in the Netherlands. She...
Come Back, Persephone!

Come Back, Persephone!

After presenting “The History of my Voice” last week at the Health and Spirituality Network meeting in Toronto, I discovered this little two-part monologue that I had written several years ago. It emerged out of the insight that the myth of Persephone’s abduction into...
Cinderella’s New Year

Cinderella’s New Year

A Fictional Story by Michelle Tocher It comforts me to think that there are things we can leave behind in the old year…. and somehow, in the tumult of letting go, there’s a finding of something essential that will carry us into the year ahead. That’s...
Rat Oratio, The Rat’s Speech

Rat Oratio, The Rat’s Speech

A few years ago, when I was exploring Charles Perrault’s version of Cinderella, I had quite an enlightening chat with the rat. You might remember that when the fairy godmother shows up, she puts Cinderella to work. She has to fetch a pumpkin from the field and free...

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