Old Dog teaches me about storytelling being interactive

Grateful for the Sognefjord and Sogna Sue

So I just posted this on Facebook this morning: “It’s seriously challenging to assemble thoughts and energy when grieving, yet it’s also good and beneficial to have good things to plan and prepare for…while seriously challenging… I have several really good such things coming up! Tonight is one: A gig for which I get to […]

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Respite

Like many, in addition to ongoing layers of personal and professional life, I’ve been overwhelmed by so much in the news…So, blog has been silent…though thoughts have been many… And so just for a bit of respite for myself, today I set down a few morning observations like I do sometimes here at the edge […]

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Close Encounter – A Story of Gratitude

Well. I waited at the red light, to pull out of my neighborhood and make a left onto the four-lane main thoroughfare to head south. When it turned green I still waited a bit as the car to the right that had been waiting for its chance to turn left in front of me onto […]

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Musings on Story Crossings and Connections

The name of this blog and my website is Story Crossings. As it says on my Home page: “Our stories cross – intersecting, as well as bridging divides – creating connections so that differences don’t have to be barriers.”

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Blue Christmas?

What to do with melancholy at Christmastime? For lots of people, this is thankfully not a problem. For lots of people, unfortunately it is. And for any number of reasons…

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Liebster Award Nomination for Story Crossings!

Y’ learn something new every day! I’d never heard of the Liebster Award until I got nominated this past week – what a nice thing to learn about!  Person-to person, blogger-to-blogger, “tag, you’re it” and pay it forward!

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Two Memorial Day Connections: A Memory and a Book

Finally, after the whirlwind nuthouse of the challenging-yet-satisfying A-to-Z Daily Blogging in April, I’ve recovered to where I’m now starting my attempt at weekly blogging…Onward! 1 – My favorite Memorial Day parade memory – May 31, 1982: We were living in Dubuque, Iowa with our 2-and-a-half-year-old son, Marco. We lived about 3 blocks from Dubuque’s […]

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Nana Tells Stories…

We sat cross-legged on the backyard sidewalk, under the fig tree, face to face. I’d read loads of books to her in her first 3 years, learning how to hold one up to my laptop’s camera in Colorado for her to see the pictures in California, then pull it back so she could see me, […]

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Gratitude, Gratefulness…Great Fullness!

“My dad traveled a lot when I was a little girl; he was an insurance agent for Employers Mutual of Wausau (Wisconsin). He missed several birthdays, school programs, etc. – but never ever ever felt like an ‘absent father.’ When he was home there was full presence and love and laughter and good conversation and […]

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