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Touch Stones

  Touch Stones Personal Background: Alaina is a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She is originally from Washington, a small town about an hour away from Seattle. She has been a camp counselor for many years, and for many different age groups. Camp Rituals: Osprey Camp is a small independent… Continue Reading »

Noble Thief

Form of Folklore:  Narrative (Marchen) Informant Bio:  The informant was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia until 1990, when she and her family moved to the United States (Glendale, California), at the age of thirty six.  Most of the folklore she has been exposed to is founded in Armenian culture.  Her social surroundings in Armenia… Continue Reading »

Constant Drip

The informant is recounting a Chinese proverb from home. He does not remember where he heard it. “Constant dripping wears away the stone.” He interprets this to emphasize the importance of perseverance.   That this is a widespread proverb interesting is interesting due to the connection to the popular legend of Chinese water torture. As… Continue Reading »