hands

Hands – “Creating the universe in the palm of the storyteller’s hand”

“Behold the hands… …how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate, refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command, mock and what not besides,

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Faeroy postcard

Faeroy – my family’s tiny Norwegian island

“What’s your favorite story to tell?” – One of the most common questions asked me during Q&A sessions over the years. I used to demur about how I love ALL my stories; that’s why I tell them. But…a favorite one has indeed emerged in recent years:

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Thumbs up for storytelling in school!

Part 2 – 5 Reasons Why We Need Storytelling in Schools

“Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic.” (Jim Trelease) Swap the words “poetry/poem/poet” with “storytelling/story/storyteller” as I did in last week’s blog about the first 3 reasons 

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Old Dog teaches me about storytelling being interactive

How My Dog Reminded Me: “Storytelling” is Not Just a Compliment

Yesterday – it was 70 degrees, blue-sunshiny, the ducks were paddling in the stream and the owls were hooting back and forth…the old doggie was enjoying stretching out on the still-dormant grass and soaking in the welcome early spring-ish warmth. Today – it’s been snowy-blowy out there, big flakes swirling wildly past and among the […]

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In Writing and Storytelling: Anecdotes are Great – Stories are Even Better

He was 12 and I was 7. Yep, Mark was old enough to occasionally be my babysitter on the early Friday evenings when our parents had bowling league and our older high-school-aged brother and sister had other plans. And he knew how to make the food of the gods: buttered popcorn!

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Do You Know This “Secret Power” of Story?

It was a glorious Colorado autumn day! Ohhhhh, let me throw open the door and step out into the blue-sky bright-sunshine lovely-fresh air! Glorious! Deep breath, big smile…

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