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Layne Gneiting
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Story Genres and Definitions
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jean Menard Jul 3, 2009.

Can you help with children's folksongs?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Kjolhede Jan 29, 2009.

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Mutiny on the Bounty (Gneiting)

Man, are we ever cranky! Dani must’ve rubbed off on us; yesterday she growled if anyone made a peep. We’re like caged tigers, trapped in a box without showers and bathrooms (and wifi). For a frustrating hour we hooked into the sporadic “free wifi” at Dunkin Donuts, which kept dropping our connection, and the kids haunted the Dunkin Donuts window like waifs hungry for a handout. Irritated we ordered everyone into the RV and drove to WalMart to pick up donuts (to pacify the savage beasts) and… Continue

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Vagabond keeps cycling on: (Gneiting)

Reflecting on this tour earlier this week I couldn't repress the sadness welling up inside. Something about being on the road, day after day, connects the soul with the spirits of those who passed before. I'm in Mackinaw City, Michigan after 7 weeks on the road. Just 5 left. My friend Mick O'Brien said "you'll cry at the end" and I suspect he's dead right. Those interested in following the journey can read and view updates… Continue

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Cycling Journal Update: Different kind of story (Gneiting)

Crazy, but traveling across America has cultivated a different kind of storytelling: photography. Capturing the images and landscapes of this odyssey is bliss, especially for us visual thinkers. While the storytelling gigs are fairly sparse, we're scratching out a life on the road and loving it. Today we sit in North Dakota. Next week, Minnesota. Journal updates, with narrative and pics are available here.


Posted on June 24, 2009 at 9:46am

Cycling Journal Update: (Gneiting)

I can't believe I'm living my dream. Just updated the journal here with more text and pics. Enjoy!

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Coast-to-coast trip day 2 (Gneiting)

Hi everyone. Just updated my cycling/storytelling journal. If you're interested in following the journey click here.

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:22pm on December 14, 2009, Reisa Stone said…
Happy Birthday, Layne!
At 5:20pm on July 19, 2009, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Today, I sat quietly thinking about your bike journey. The chain whirring, tires singing on the pavement, the breath of fresh air in your face and the sun at your back. Meadowlark, mown hay, traffic and the quiet of your heart as you pedal. Running used to be the very thing that kept me sane and now I must run in my mind, I hope you have a safe journey and that you are more full of stories when you trip is finished than when you began.

At 12:36pm on July 19, 2009, Olivia Wells said…
My pleasure, I enjoy readin about your journey, the picture with the poem by Hafiz, is of May blossom local to me - (Hawthorn) - here is a little link to what Hawthorn is all about here in the UK..
At 11:52am on June 22, 2009, Olivia Wells said…
Loved the article in the SfS newsletter this month!

At 6:42am on April 21, 2009, Dominic Kelly said…
Hi Layne,

Nice to meet you at the SfS Gathering at Rydal. Hope things are going well for you back home. Good luck with your cycle tour!
At 10:54am on April 17, 2009, Glen Foolery said…
Thank you Layne. I Figured some practice, love and a few bicycle adventures I should start to get the hang of something sooner or later :-D

At 9:42am on April 11, 2009, Bill Dawson said…
I'll let you write all my reviews! Very kind.

Yes I hope to go next year could only do the sunday morning this year.

See you then if not sooner
At 5:42pm on March 10, 2009, David Bullock said…
Layne: It's interesting that just about the only items I use on the stage or during my telling performances is my Grandpa's Story Box. It's full of tales. Quite often I invite a listener to choose one of the stories; it could have a fox fur, a mining helmet, a carbide lantern, a deer antler, you name it, and then I tell it. The beauty of the "Storybox" is that it is bottomless. I've never been able to overfill it with all the stories I tell.
At 4:25pm on March 10, 2009, David Bullock said…
Layne, I'm sorry we are not on your route. I've checked out your website and am interested in what you do. My site will be up soon and I was wondering about having my stories on the site or just mention them on the site. I also would love to do some podcasting. Have you had much experience with that?
At 2:24pm on February 17, 2009, Tom Taylor said…
Hey, Layne -

Thanks for making time to check out "Storyteller," and special thanks for the generous 'cowboy poet' nod - I'll take it!

Carry On!


Tom T



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