|As the story goes, Mika and his laboratory accomplice|
nearly blew up the family home on Athlone Street.
Engaging doesn't even begin to describe this powerhouse of telling. He's equal parts archeologist, literary magician, and old shoes: earthy, non-pretentious, and blissfully comfortable. Sporting his trademark bow-tie and somewhat dressy attire--at least by Pacific Northwest standards--Donald kept us riveted for 3 full hours, weaving concepts and processes common to storytellers with his own homegrown cache of personal stories.
What a wonderful summer treat for us all, sandals and socks notwithstanding!