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John Mason published a little book called "Ask..." Let me say that it was the subtitle that got my attention. "Life's most important answers are found in asking the right questions." I invite you to ask and answer the important questions for our

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Boy do I have a questions...

Does anyone have a microwave cycle healing process? This is taking way too long. But I will be at the Conference this year... I promise.

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Question of the Day: How does my Story Business compare to others in the business? 2 Replies

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Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 20, 2012 at 5:31am

Here is my question for the day.  Do you ever wonder what the health of your storytelling business is compared to others in the storytelling business?  Boy, I do.  Comments?

Comment by Olivia Wells on October 22, 2010 at 5:39pm
You asked - "How did I get here?" and for me that is a toughie, because I am still not sure where "here" is! Am I a storyteller? Really? I don't perform much, though I do tell on local radio, and occasionally at storyclub. I love to write stories...
I guess I'm still a child inside this adult body, and the delight and joy of fantasy and the excitement of "making up stories" still lives within me. Not all the time, but when the juices flow and I feel the muse. Everything that I experienced in life, and all of my upbringing, brought me to this place, but where from here on? That is another and much more difficult question......
Comment by Brigitte Albert on July 23, 2009 at 6:14pm
Hi Buck,
Thanks for the invite :-). Just got back from the Storytellers' of Canada annual conference totally invigorated. My favorite book right now is Totem Poles by Pat Kramer, filled with beautiful illustrations and photos of totem poles along the West Coast and containing some exciting stories of the First Nations. My question is: Are we, as non-Native tellers, entitled to tell these stories? I believe we are, since I tell to school-age kids at two libraries in poor sections of Montreal. This is one chance they will have to be exposed to stories of Canadians who are First Nations people.
Thanks, and greetings to fellow storytellers from Montreal, Canada.
Comment by Ramona King on November 26, 2008 at 12:22pm
My favorite book is...hmmmmm...anything that Wayne Dyer wrote. Specifically I appreciate There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem. In his preface he shares a story of how he faced a life threatening situation that led him humbly through the teachings he gave others.

Another favorite is Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat. I am particularly found of life stories. These stories from Haiti bring human realities into focus. A review from Washington Post Book World is this "Virtually flawless. If the news from Haiti is too painful to read, read this book instead and understand the place far more deeply than you ever thought possible."
Comment by Glenda Bonin on November 26, 2008 at 10:45am
In response to the question about a favorite book, I'd like to suggest that storytellers seriously consider "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink. Admittedly, it was written 2005 before the current financial situation, but the focus of this book about why right-brainers will rule the future contains valuable information for working artists and young people considering professional goals.

I have not felt this enthusiastic about a book for a long time.
Comment by Ramona King on November 18, 2008 at 9:17am
Thank you Buck for the invite.
Comment by Roger Armstrong on October 26, 2008 at 9:56pm
Hi, Buck,
I look forward to learning a lot!
Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on September 26, 2008 at 4:11pm
My Favorite set of books is "The Chronicles of Narnia" believe it or not.. I have read it every January for the past 20 years... while it is always winter and never Christmas.

Comment by Carolyn Stearns on August 22, 2008 at 10:47am
Here is a question for today; What is your favorie book? Not the current read but the one on the shelf whose pages are dog eared who has been read repeatedly, the book that has spoken to you over the years, then if you care to Why?

Mine would be James Herriot's " All Creatures Great and Small" , it changed my life course. As a high school student I was very unsure which direction to take. I loved Music, English, history and my animals. It was reading Herriot's book that made my mind up to enroll in the Ratcliffe Hicks School Of Agriculture at the University of Ct. and major in Animal Science. Before I was done I had married into one of the largest farms in Eastern Ct. and .... that has made all the difference!
Comment by Susi Wolf on June 4, 2008 at 12:52pm
Hi All:

In response to "ASK" here is a piece I wrote awhile back that fits. You are welcome to use if you wish (giving credit, please). Thanks and Power to the Storytellers!

On Turning Age 54

Here’s some of what I have learned so far…
I’ve learned that no matter what happened at the beginning
I can still write my own ending
I’ve learned that friends are more valuable than lovers
and they usually stay around a lot longer
I’ve learned that chocolate (all kinds)
does so too make you feel better
I’ve learned that a good cry
is better than a stiff drink
I’ve learned that getting older doesn’t make you wiser
but it helps
I’ve learned that the young think they have all the answers
while the elders are still learning the questions
I’ve learned that many of my lessons have been taught
while observing animals
I’ve learned that ultimate love comes from God
and the more I accept that love the more I love myself
I’ve learned that work is good but not my whole life
and play makes me better at my work
I’ve learned that animals know more than we do
but they choose to not boast about it
I’ve learned everyone has a gift and passion and we should
pursue it often, even if we don’t get paid a dime for it
I’ve learned that burying my face in a patch of flowers
makes the whole world smell sweeter
I’ve learned that I really have not learned much at all
and I need to

Keep learning

Keep learning

Keep learning

(c) April, 2003, Susi Wolf, Albuquerque, NM

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