Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Tara Humphrey

When Tara Humphrey met her future husband, life seemed magical. In the years that followed, however, both joy and pain came to visit. On Tuesday night, December 19, Tara will take us on her journey through love, children, and loss.

An instructor and writer for The Global Peel, Tara Humphrey is also a contributing writer for Elite News and a poet. With a background in anthropology & philosophy, she has produced multicultural events for over twelve years. She has studied pastry making and French cuisine in Paris, and the culinary traditions of Central America in Panama.

Fixated Facts:

Describe your life using only film titles. Steel Magnolias, Dangerous Beauty, and Scarface.

If you could be any animal, what would you be? A beloved house dog, because the glory of celebrating naps, treats, and being taken for walks and trips as a true road dawg in life is the best anchor and honor.

What is your favorite board game? The one I am creating with my daughter. The time spent with her, the intellectual challenges, and the subject of geography all bring me joy.

What is your favorite city or destination to visit? The next one I am planning to travel to or the one I just came back from. Travel is one of my favorite activities.

If reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would you be? A green-tea lavender non-dairy ice cream that tastes just like ice cream, so other lactose intolerant people could enjoy me without their tummies hurting.

What is your favorite sound? My children laughing or my grandfather’s chiming clock.

What’s your favorite word? Troglodyte. A friend used it in a text yesterday and I had to look it up on Google.

What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade and why would you recommend it? Tinkers by Paul Harding. The poetic language blended with the story, and it reminds me of my grandfather.

Share anything fun, silly, or unique about yourself. I love the URANUS FUDGE FACTORY in Uranus, Missouri. They have a lot of great puns like “The Best Fudge come from Uranus.”

Sneak Peek: “He winked at me, and after two strikes, the bat snapped the ball, and he ran. His foot trembled, he elbowed first, rang second, then third, and he anchored home. He whispered later, ‘I will always be close to home.'”

Don’t miss Tara on the Oral Fixation stage on Tuesday, December 19!

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