Refusing to Fly
  • May 8, 2020 1:00 am
  • 57:39 mins

Not everything always goes as planned - especially when we travel. From snow to rain to wilting hot temperatures, the weather has a way of throwing plans off course. If you’ve ever been caught in conditions you weren’t prepared for, then you’ll relate to today’s story by Fran Yardley. In this story, taken from Fran’s real life, she and her sister’s plans for coming home get thrown out the window, which leads to them going on an adventure they’d never expected - but it ends with a magical rescue they’ll never forget.  On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Story Kickoff: “Refusing to Fly” PART I by Fran Yardley Story Spotlight: “Skidi Pawnee Creation Myth” by Susan Strauss Storytime: “Coyote Brings Salmon to the Columbia” by Susan Strauss “Refusing to Fly” PART II by Fran Yardley Storyteller Spotlight: Susan Strauss Susan Strauss is recognized internationally as a storyteller of natural history performances, combining mythic/traditional story with personal anecdote and scientific information to provoke an experience of natural archetypes, including: water, plants, marine life, landscapes, wolves, and other creatures. Susan also tells fool stories, hero myths and traditional stories of feminine and masculine archetypes. She gives storytelling performances and workshops at a host of different places including museums, aquariums, assorted professional conferences, and school assemblies throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. She teaches at Oregon State University and is affiliate faculty at University of Idaho. Her material is generated from extensive research in linguistic, anthropological and biological texts. Susan has produced multi-cultural storytelling books and award-winning audio recordings of children's and adult stories, all of which can be ordered from her website at