Willy Claflin: Laugh with Maynard Moose

Dr. Joel Ying, MD

Physician, Educator, Storyteller. He hosts this website for "Living the Present Moment" as a conscious journey of Body, Mind, Emotion & Spirit. Holistic and integrative, his practice includes Tai Chi and Yoga, Craniosacral Therapy, Healing From the Core, Meditation. Always exploring his edges, he shares them in the blog, newsletter, courses, and online study group.

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“Beware Beware the Bully Goat Grim”

There is healing in laughter, especially the belly-rolling, milk-snorting, can’t-breath laughter. Watch the video below. Perhaps you have heard the story of the Billy Goat Grim, but this is a fractured version of the story, The Bully Goat Grim. The talented Willy Claflin performs with his “malaprop” puppet Maynard the Moose, who tells “Mother Moose Stories.”

Each story has a new moral that only a moose could make up. “If there is no moral,” says the Moose, “then it’s just mindless entertainment.” Kids of all ages (yes, that includes adults) enjoy his stories. I just watched him perform at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Watch the video below to see a masterful writer and performer.






Check out the series of Maynard the Moose children’s books.

Watch Willy Claflin perform with Maynard Moose