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April 2008 Blog Posts (49)

Grab a Pardner and Watch Your Favorite Tellers in a BRAND NEW video!

Friends:

Enjoy the latest video starring your favorite tellers! Grab a pardner and do-si-do! http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/video/video/show?id=1984817:Video:16616
Starring David Novak, Leeny del Seamonds, Kevin Cordi & Mary Jo Huff. Yee Haw!

Warmly,
Dianne de Las Casas

P.S. Happy April Fool's Day!

Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on April 1, 2008 at 11:46pm — 1 Comment

A story about my son

The wind curled down over the drumlin at Horsebarn Hill road and whipped around the corner of the big red arena with force. There with mane flying on the wind was a chestnut gelding and his trumpet call was carried on the wind across the valley filled with mares standing with butts braced to the windward. UC Daybreak is home again and everyone should know. Papa ( Ringmaster) up there in the barn should here my call.

Glorious in his moment he pranced in the driveway and paraded in the warm… Continue

Added by Carolyn Stearns on April 1, 2008 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Things You Will Never Hear a Storyteller Say

Just thought of some of these the other day. Wanted to run them by you guys. If you have any additions, please send them to me.

Well, there's five minutes left in my set, but I'm done.

I would tell the ending, but the guy in the back is saying my time's up.

No, I don't care what temperature my water is.

I wish they would go over those housekeeping rules one more time.

No, it really happened...ask Lepp, he was there.

Added by Rixon Lane on April 1, 2008 at 10:59pm — 50 Comments

Physical Fatigue and Creativity 4/1/08

You must rest... to do your best.

No one can run 20 hours a day and stay on top

Keep it up and you will stop.

Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on April 1, 2008 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

It's Coming! The First Mountain State Storytelling Institute

It's almost here! The first ever Mountain State Storytelling Institute

is this weekend at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West

Virginia, just south of Morgantown.



Registration has been good, with over 85 people registered to attend.

The WV Storytelling Guild will have available a book of our state

storytellers (complete with profiles, photos and stories) hot off the

press.



Can you tell I'm excited? We've talked about it for years and… Continue

Added by Granny Sue on April 1, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Florida StoryCamp a real winner!!!!

Wow!!!! What a powerful weekend!!!!



Thursday, March 27th, 2008: I arrived with my friend and her daughter on Thursday night and missed much of the concert but saw Kuniko Yamamoto finish up her set!!! Laughed a lot. Saw my dear friend Kim Rivers who is President of the Florida Storytelling Association and responsible with other Board members for putting on the fabulous weekend event I had come for. And what a wonderful weekend it was, too!!!!



Friday, March 28th, 2008: Woke… Continue

Added by Rob McCabe on April 1, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

happy bEARTHday LYNNE!

hello again, my sweet friend...TODAY IS A bEARTHday FOR YOU, so time for a party! You have arrived!



In the immortal words of Henry Miller, "One's destination is not a place, but rather a new way of looking at things."



MEthinks it tis our human habit to look backwards and forwards, but tis our spiritual nature to look upwards... only then do we begin to realize our true destination. So, looking up from our laundry baskets and lines of fresh linens and tributes to… Continue

Added by Mara Hawks on April 1, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE

I have had the incredible opportunity--- and challenges, of working the marketing side of a new development here. It is a "Village" idea. The first homes were completed in recent months, and more are beginning. The new elementary school, just down the brand new road, opens up in a few months. The City Parks teamed up with the University here and developed a beautiful, 10-acre, indoor outdoor tennis center center, also just down the new road from THE COTSWOLDS (the name for the VILLAGE.… Continue

Added by Mara Hawks on April 1, 2008 at 6:09am — No Comments

Spring in Tennessee

Cousins,

It is early spring in the mountains of Tennessee where I have a tiny cabin in the woods. There is just enough ground to get lost in and the hints of spring are a kiss and a promise. The briars and brambles are already sending shoots and little bitty leaves out. Buds are overhead in the canopy of the woods and the ticks are already looking for a free lunch.



Sitting in the woods quietly you can hear the crows harsh calls. If you cluck and purr you'll hear wild turkeys… Continue

Added by Stephen Hollen on April 1, 2008 at 5:27am — No Comments

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