life rattle show no. 1200

Presented on Sunday, april 15, 2012


Hosted by virginia Ashberry


Rocco Racco reading his story
"Reciting the Times Tables"

tonight's Show

Tonight, Life Rattle No. 1200 features one epic tale titled "Reciting the Times Tables."
In this story, our writer, Rocco Racco, lets us follow two young boys through a day of high competition as they each seek to prove their worthiness for the same pretty girl. The boys duel it out with math skills, skipping stones, stacking rocks, and even urine becomes a tool in their drive for supremacy. Listen in to see who wins.

Rocco Racco, the elder of three children, was born in Brockton Village in the west end of Toronto's Little Italy. His father bid farewell to the bustling shore of Messina, Sicily in 1960 to meet his sweetheart and new life in Canada. The mighty Vulcania left its wake in the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean, battled the frigid white-capped waters of the Atlantic, and after 12 days, came to rest upon the beckoning unfamiliar shore of Pier 21, Halifax Harbour.

Rocco has worked 24 years as an English teacher, Department Head of English, and Principal of Adult and Continuing Education. Besides completing post-graduate studies in education, he spends his time capturing the flavours and sounds of life through his writing. He continues to travel and experience life in different areas of the world. He lives with his wife and three children in Woodbridge, Ontario.