Battling the latest conflict
Pulling out the newest trick
Come what may
Keep evil at bay
Triumphing is slick
The rouletters originally thought they could take the group shot with the kayak in the picture, but the photography pros said there was too much sunlight in the background.
We then took a “classic” group shot by in front of the bar, proving once again we have superb survival adaptability!
The hostess drew her costume inspiration from Rambo, Peace Corps and her father’s dog tag.
Birdman’s survival story started with having to rent a car to get to the roulette. Then, he told his challenge with love, which began during his childhood.
Sangye O’Mara shared the makings of a true survivor, being thankful to be alive and sane.
Lila McCall divulged the big secret about survival–we don’t survive! Yet when we live life to the fullest, we don’t care about death.
Laurie Loew demonstrated her survival skills when she nearly lost everything, but transformed her life to be a successful social entrepreneur who gives back to the community.
Allyson Whipple created a poetry documentary, in five parts, about her best friend’s battle with cancer.
Thom the World Poet read the titles of each of Allyson’s poems from the audience.
Josh Matimore spun a tale about surviving the seasons of a fatal attraction.
Daniel Davila performed a one-man skit that captured his sister’s survival story through the lens of humor.
Teresa Y. Roberson read an edited excerpt from her Peace Corps experience, adjusting to life in Tanzania within the first two weeks.
Thom the World Poet, accompanied by Daniel Davila on clarinet, performed an improvisation about survival.
During intermission, rouletter Jack, looking very literary, smoked a cigar.
Thom the World Poet & Daniel Davila started the open mic.
Donna Dechen Birdwell
From the bottom of our hearts,
we thank our audience, who came out in record numbers, to hear us spin our survival stories!The hostess challenges everyone to think, write and share “Visionary Ideas” for the September 14th roulette!