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Yearly Archives: 2014

How to write a personal story by Sam S. Mullens

Written on December 21, 2014 at 12:04 am, by

I am curating posts mostly until the new year. Then I’ll write some more of my own. But I couldn’t better this great article on how to craft a personal story for public performance by Sam S. Mullens. Thanks to Jackie Kerin for sharing it. So You Want to Be a Storyteller? Really? Even if peopleContinue Reading

Last-minute ethical, green XMAS Buyers Guide

Written on December 16, 2014 at 1:30 am, by

Do you need ideas for a last minute, low stuff, low impact Christmas? As we transition not all our choices may be 100% green but with some awareness we can still minimize our Xmas impact! It is a bit late but there are many things you can buy online to speed things up. Here areContinue Reading

WELCOME

Written on December 11, 2014 at 8:18 am, by

There are lots of story fruits here to enjoy- for story lovers young and old! Our most popular offer is the CD Bundle Deal: $65 for 4 CD’s with FREE postage at the story shop page.   PAID STUFF award-winning story CD’s to buy (for individual CD’s, click on CD cover art ->) read applause from fans of StoryContinue Reading

Hiding by David Whyte

Written on December 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm, by

Thanks to Illumina Christos for passing on this beautiful piece from my favourite poet, David Whyte on the positive aspects of hiding. A farming analogy for hiding is is a fallow period. In the ancient rotation farming method, you let a garden bed or field rest for a period before planting it out again. David makes the distinction between hidingContinue Reading

Creativity, Vulnerability and Dr Brene Brown

Written on December 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm, by

 I love the work of Dr Brene Brown! When I coach people to tell stories and or become more confident at giving presentations or speeches a huge percentage of what I need to do is work with inner gremlins that create negative ‘psychobabble’ as I like to call it. But Dr Browns work applies toContinue Reading

‘The Penetrating Skill of True Listening Forgotten’ by Laura Simms

Written on November 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm, by

This is a response from Laura Simms to the situation unfolding in Ferguson, which is now reverberating through many parts of the US and the world. Laura is an award-winning storyteller, recording artist, teacher, writer and humanitarian based in New York City. She is also a founding member of the Healing Story Alliance. I amContinue Reading

Four Tales for Halloween

Written on October 31, 2014 at 7:00 am, by

Happy Halloween  if you celebrate it! Here in Australia, Halloween is not universally embraced by adults, but most kids adore it! Modern Halloween morphed from the much richer and ancient European Samhain Autumn Festival or ‘Day of the Dead’. I must write a blog about that one day, however there are lots to be foundContinue Reading

Banksy and Tipingee: modern memes and ancient folktales

Written on October 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm, by

  Banksy ‘graffiti’ art has become an intriguing, thought-provoking meme with a wide emotional range: sometimes delightfully humourous and at other times, poignant, tragic and provocative. Banksy images have made a significant political contribution, and provoked heated discussion. I heard him discussed and interviewed in ABC Radio and the young male interviewer was positively aggressiveContinue Reading

Jacks’ Redemption

Written on October 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm, by

Many years ago I wrote this article about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. I was holding off publishing it until I had recorded and/or published my version. However I think this article needs to be released from it’s confines (after eight long years) and perhaps it may generate discussion. Jo Henwood of the recently established AustralianContinue Reading

Scheherazade and The Thousand Nights And One Nights: the story

Written on October 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm, by

  This is a guest post by good friend Teeya Blatt, member of ‘The Byron Circle of Tellers’. She wove this exquisite version for our concert at the live performance night ‘ Tintenbar Upfront’.   I’ve heard it said that there exist amongst us tonight a group that is not familiar with the ancient andContinue Reading

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