Greating ready to head out at the MilfordYouth Center
We have been hosting Make Your Own Storybook walks since last January, and I keep being surprised at how much fun participants have, regardless of their age or ability. We have had grandparents, babes in arms, (well, backpack carriers), little ones who have not yet learned to read, and school age children as well. We have had adults of varying abilities, parents juggling several children, and my buddies who are visually impaired (or VIPs–Visually Impaired Person as they prefer to be referred to).
In the midst of all this variety, and having offered the program at different locations, I hadn’t quite realized the common theme; if there is a dead or dying fish on the scene, it’s going to end up in many if not most of the stories that are shared that day. Continue reading
Here’s a video my friend Liz Harkins created in her work with Milford TV, the community cable channel in Milford, MA. Liz not only paired me up with the folks from the Milford Youth Center, she facilitated the taping, along the banks of the Upper Charles River in Milford, of this 13 minute video about the upcoming “Make Your Own Storybook” walk, planned for May with the Milford Youth Center participants. https://youtu.be/BdTcRaahlqc
Liz Harkins with Mike Spurling, her crack camera crew, stop for just a moment so I could get their picture
I met Liz last year when we were publicizing the Massachusetts Walking Tour, which came through Milford on its tour of the Blackstone Valley and nearby towns. She works for the Milford Cable TV station and conducted an interview with the folks of the Walking Tour, and with me as well.
She got really excited when she learned about the Easy Walks in Massachusetts trail books I author. We kept talking about doing some kind of video taping along the trail to help publicize my books and to help viewers understand what a gift we have right in our own backyards in this area. Continue reading