Want some fun reading on the Internet but not sure where to turn? Listen in on StoryCorps & check out the Staff Picks under “Collections.” Check out the wide range of topics, settle back for a dandy listen – one, two or twenty!
One of my personal favorites – Herman Heyn talking with his nephew, John, about setting up his telescope on Baltimore’s street corners, inviting passerbys to look UP.
StoryCorps is all about giving glimpses into people we’d probably walk past without noticing. Actually, it would be hard to miss Herman, with his telescope inviting us to look at the stars!
Herman tried quite a few jobs – without any sticking – before, on a whim, he set up his beloved telescope on a Baltimore street corner & invited folks walking by to take a peek at Jupiter & the moon. He had a hat out, to see what happened – made $40 that first night, $100 the next. Now, he is a Baltimore institution!
I love the staff picks – always unusual, unexpected, mind expanding!