Three More Goblins

I want to take a minute here and introduce you to some goblins before we finish up our Butterfly Adventurer story.

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The Question

I am in Ann Arbor, Michigan at Waldorf remedial training. It is fascinating and important work and I am so glad to be here. At the same time, it has been hard for me to not focus all of my energy here with you, dear readers and listeners. I am quite fond of this blog and podcast. It feels like my life’s work.

This morning one of my fellows brought this perfect poem and I share it with you here.

The Question by Robert Frost

A voice said,
Look me in the stars
And tell me truly,
men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.


Thom and the Dragon

Welcome to Episode 7 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Thom and the Dragon”.

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Well, our friend Thom Gnome started off on his journey to find the Golden Butterfly a few weeks ago. Since then, he has met a Trumpeter and avoided a band of Continue reading


Let’s Play Car Games!

license plate gameSM

I’m not teaching you anything new here, folks. I’m just jogging collective memory. Do you remember, back in the day, before awesome podcasts and movies and iPads and iPods and Continue reading


Here is a super-short out-take as I worked on the voice for Brizbane the Conqueror in Episode Six, “Thom and the Goblins“. I had a little bit of a hard time hearing this mouse’s voice. I kept making him sound a little French but he hasn’t ever even been to France, so that wasn’t going to work. Here is an out-take that I thought was a little funny.

Can’t wait to share the next episode of the Butterfly Adventurer with you on Tuesday!


When I Lose Faith…

April Eight Songs & Stories - When I Lose Faith www.aprileight.com

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what to do when I lose faith. When I need courage. When I’m feeling lost in a world that I don’t understand. Mostly it is about myself. I get lost in everything outside of myself and forget who I am. Do you do that?

As I was waiting at a stoplight this morning, Continue reading


The Goblin Dance!

I don’t seem to be able to write anything about goblins that doesn’t have an exclamation mark at the end of it. Sorry ’bout that.

I love these goblins so much I had to write them into these Butterfly Adventurer stories Continue reading