the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Added by Owen Grey on December 22, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments
and only storytelling can recover them.
Happy New Year, massmouth!
Added by Josna Rege on December 22, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments
It was a sealed white envelope and even holding it to the light I couldn’t make out what was written on the card inside. “Now this is good quality paper,” I thought to myself. Although the front of the card was made out to La Familia Rivera and I am one of the members of the Rivera clan, I knew very well that either my mother or father should be the person to open it since it was sent to their home. But considering that it was addressed to the “family”, I opened it. As I was…Continue
Added by Yadira Rivera on December 22, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Back in late January, a family friend and fellow Latino decided to run in a special election — an off-cycle election to fill a sudden vacant position in political office. Those who have experience working in the political realm know that this meant that a laundry list of things needed to be completed in a very short amount of time. He had to put together a trustworthy and hardworking campaign team, strategize a campaign plan, devise fundraising efforts, prepare for debates, develop a…Continue
Added by Yadira Rivera on December 22, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments
When I was 13, my grandmothers (“Abuelita” on Mami’s side and “Mamá” on Papi’s side) decided to tell me how my life would play out in 7 steps. Now these are two women who grew up in the mountains of rural Puerto Rico where life just seemed as simple as the milk you put in coffee to make, Café con Leche. Ready, here it goes: first and foremost,
1) Make sure you go to college;
2) Study hard;
3) Get good grades;
4) Find a good job;
Added by Yadira Rivera on December 22, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Its been over 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement began its journey towards achieving equality for blacks, and the same amount of time has passed since Luis Muñoz Marín signed the Estado Libre Asociado declaring Puerto Rico a Commonwealth of the United States. Two overlooked, yet major milestones among many others, which have impacted the U.S. in more ways than one, can imagine. The U.S. is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and where dreams are not a…Continue
Added by Yadira Rivera on December 22, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Reblogged from the massmouth blog.
massmouth packed the big back room of Doyle's Cafe in JP on Sunday, December 11, 2011, for the “Gifts” Story Slam. Robin Maxfield took the mic and introduced our special guest, Michele Carlo, a storyteller who has performed…Continue
Added by Owen Grey on December 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Reblogged from the massmouth blog.Continue
Added by Owen Grey on December 18, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Reblogged from the massmouth blog.
Before the workshop 1,001 Life Saving Stories began, we sat and talked. I turned to one of the participants and asked him if he had been to any of the Story Slams.
"I have been to some of them," he said. "There was one slam at Doyle's Cafe in JP. This young man took the stage. You know, stage fright is a funny thing. He…
Added by Owen Grey on December 18, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments
I sometimes wish I could come up with a nifty alter-ego name. Some would say I have, in that I have a scene name in the kink world, and an online handle I'm known by on most of the interwebs. From behind my eyes, though, I'm just me everywhere I go, more or less. My names mean a lot to me, more than others' might to them, I suppose.
My father's family name is Randolph. My spouse's family name is Merchant. The name given…
Added by D Randolph-Merchant on December 6, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments