Live Storytelling

Jim Schaap
Ally Karsyn

On an ordinary day in rural Niger, sheep are everywhere.

I’m convinced that meeting the parents often happens over a meal so you have something to stick in your mouth—besides your foot.

Ode: Food, insecure

Jan 10, 2018
Patti Strong
Ally Karsyn

My mom grew up eating lard sandwiches. No meat or cheese. Just lard on bread.

Molly Dowell Baum
Ally Karsyn


On a sunny Saturday morning in California, my spouse Ryan and I arrived at the Chabad House of Oakland for Shabbat.

Devon Cadwell
Ally Karsyn

After a week of being sedated in the ICU with a feeding tube down my throat, I awoke hungry and confused.

Amelia Saint
Ally Karsyn

When my oldest son was about six months old, I took him to his first Royals game.

Nesrin Abu Ata
Ally Karsyn

I was in the Hispanic food aisle in Walmart when I heard a white woman say, “What is this?”

Kelly Burds
Ally Karsyn

In college, I was the girl who would low-key judge people for playing Christmas music the second Thanksgiving was over.

Mike Goll
Ally Karsyn

Easter makes me… uncomfortable.

Bob Protexter
Ally Karsyn

Bob Protexter lived in Moscow on and off for seven years as a baseball scout for the California Angels.