Looking for a tandem tale with a mystery element or twist to it. Have George Shannon's Solve it Stories for ideas but am looking for a story that's a bit longer, appx. 10 minutes. Any suggestions anyone?
Hi Cindy ... Sorry the leadership gig didn't work out but I think there may be a connection there at some point. My conversation with Eileen certainly revealed that they do use authentic, anecdotal story-telling to illustrate and focus a presentation but I'm not sure they have a real sense of the power of the tale in the success of the presentation or project. I suspect they may be back to explore the idea further, it reminded me of the work being done with students at Dal Med School and that may be the model that they need to experience to see how storytelling can enrich their clients' effectiveness. We're south now and I haven't connected with my local Florida Storytelling friend yet, after Tellebration (I'm too late for that) it usually gets pretty quiet in this area. Hope this finds you well and busy, best wishes to all ... take care ... Bill
hmmmn. I wrote a comment but it does not seem to have gotten saved. I am maybe too sleepy to be doing this right. Glad to have you as my friend! Sorry it took a while for me to respond - very busy with this that and the other - i've been trying to hustle some work in schools here, and I think the cutbacks have been so vicious, they are not responding much at all. I don't know if it made the news in Nova Scotia, but the provincial government here, perhaps getting nervous about the Olympics backfiring financially, have cut off the funding for anything remotely to do with a civilised society - like education, health, libraries, and yes, the arts. Only province in Canada not to recognize that the arts make money for governments, that they are a decent part of the economic pie...I am ranting. What dinosaurs are running this province, greedy, backward thinking dinosaurs. Ah well, It will be what it is, and we will cope somehow I guess. Obviously I'm too sleepy to be writing. Bless you dear lady. Where are you living now? I have it in my head that you moved.
You told me to join and I did! I was so sleepy when I wrote my profile, and now it seems incoherent. Reading yours, I thought of ways I could do mine that would make more sense. It was great seeing you at the conference in Victoria. You looked full of light whenever I looked at you. Good luck on the Board, and sorry I won't be there to work with you all.
I'm sorry to take so long to respond to you. Your list of activities and projects is marvellous. I hope to update my site someday soon. Our son Stephen is attending Acadia University this year. I hope to come and visit. It may not be until spring. Perhaps we can rendezvous then! I too am busy. There are performances workshops and school residencies on the horizon. I am gathering railway stories right now for a school project. I'm looking forward to interviewing seniors in the railway community of Ogden in S.E. Calgary. Hope to talk to you soon.
What a great site PS has become and what a great community of tellers. Forgive me for being so late in greeting you. My heart decided to throw a little surprise party at the emergency room... not a heart attack just Pericarditis (non-lethal... only painful condition). I am recovering nicely, was able to go ahead and get married and move. So you might forgive my late greeting. Hope you join some of the groups... mine will pick back up as I get more settled into our new routines. Anyway... welcome to PS and I hope you learn to love it and this wonderful collection of tellers as much as I do.
Greetings and welcome to this great site. I hope you find it useful. Would you consider joining the Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story group? We would love to have wisdom and insights added to the discussions and would welcome you starting some of your own! Best wishes to you. STEVE
Hello Cindy, I saw the Nova Scotia tag and had to read more. Our family has a house up in Advocate, NS down shore from Parrsboro and Amhearst. My grnadmother was born in Port Greville. It is beautiful up there. I havent been in many years as we dairy farm and it is hard to get away long enough to make the trip, but my brother makes the trip every couple years. Some of my fondest childhood memories are on those beaches. SOMEDAY I plan t get up there and enjoy it all and show my son, and share my stories. Glad to meet you on the pages here. Carolyn Stearns
All right, all right, I'll send in my dues ... what's with this "used to belong to" ... miss being part of the gang but the oil cartel is conspiring against us ... lots of stories there, I'll bet ... wonderful that you tracked me down ... nice to be a friend ... take care ... Bill