Stories of a Land Alive

Stories of a Land Alive

MaxT asks: Did you pick up any new stories? How could I possibly go to a place I’ve never been to see people I’ve never met and not come back with stories? **grin** Max is long-time professional storyteller I met early in my performing career. Max is a generous...
Tears of Disconnection, Whispers of the Land

Tears of Disconnection, Whispers of the Land

BaylanM asks: 1) What made you cry? Perhaps 3 kinds of crying – Sad, happy, and silent. 2) What did the earth say? I don’t remember crying when I was at PAMATI. My friends would have to confirm this, but although I felt moved by many things, I never wept. I...
Night Rituals

Night Rituals

KimB asks: Were there any night time or bedtime rituals that differed greatly from your rituals at home? If so, how did you feel about the differences? Typically in the evening at home, I’ll do house chores, like laundry or dishes, before settling in to check...
Being Heard, Being Seen

Being Heard, Being Seen

PAMATI: Listen to the Water and Songs of the Ancestors was a gathering I attended July 1-10, 2015 at Balay Agusan, in the Municipality of Bunawan, Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines. My FB friends have been helping me process my experiences by sending their...
With a Smile on Her Lips

With a Smile on Her Lips

PAMATI: Listen to the Water and Songs of the Ancestors was a gathering I attended July 1-10, 2015 at Balay Agusan, in the Municipality of Bunawan, Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines. My FB friends have been helping me process my experiences by sending their...
Little Bird, Little Bird, Little Bird

Little Bird, Little Bird, Little Bird

PAMATI: Listen to the Water and Songs of the Ancestors was a gathering I attended July 1-10, 2015 at Balay Agusan, Municipality of Bunawan, Province of Agusan del Sur, CARAGA Region, Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The event brought together indigenous...