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At 5:42am on August 17, 2010, Jim Stahl said…
Thanks much Tom for the welcome. I too haven't been visiting this site too often.
Jim
At 9:15pm on March 25, 2010, shirley carroll said…
I hope to have the website up soon, I'm building it myself . Well my daughter is helping me and that's a slow process, she alway's on the move , and to tired. patience is a virtue. we will see , I'm getting my picture's and video's together to post here . That should be sooner than the website if I can sit still long enough to load them.
At 4:56pm on December 10, 2009, Donna Marie Todd said…
Sorry I haven't checked in on this site recently. Glad to see we're friends!
At 11:23am on May 24, 2009, Richard Stillman said…
Dear Tom

Nice to meet you on the website. I mostly travel locally, so I probably won't do anything in Texas anytime soon - but who knows maybe I'll be surprised. I love Western Swing music like Asleep at the Wheel and Bob Wills.

I don't know if it's any consolation to you, but I have my struggles with envy too and like you, I turn to prayer to find some peace about it. Though usually I make myself miserable first.

Anyway it's nice to have a new friend on this site. I only check it once in awhile.

Happy tales to you until we meet again,

Richard
At 3:55pm on April 15, 2009, Toni Simmons said…
Tom, It was great to hear from you. This looks like an interesting place to be. Thanks for the comments regarding my website. I hope to see you in the near future.
Toni
At 3:32pm on April 15, 2009, Linda King Pruitt said…
Hey Tom,
We've been married for going on 32 years, and more and more now Bob is joining me for programs. I love having the music - it sets an emotional tone for the stories. After doing a story with music it feels sort of 'naked' without. I've even gotten my daughter to accompany me with her cello for one remarkable telling of Jane Yolen's "The Lady and the Merman." Goosebumps!
Warm Capistrano Beach, CA hugs,
Linda
At 3:42pm on April 14, 2009, Glenda Bonin said…
Hi Tom!

I got your message from Plaxo, and am pleased to be part of your networking circle.
I'm really not too good about this Internet networking stuff. I know some folks who seem to be able to use these connections quite effectively. Maybe one day I will figure it all out.

In the meantime, I read your latest message on Professional Storyteller about how the tax man has surprised you. My only saving grace has been the RV I purchased several years ago to serve as my office (I live in a very tiny house) and home away from home when I travel. So far, it has been a good investment and my taxes have stayed low (of course, RV expenses are awful - so someone gets any extra money I thought I might be able to save, no matter what). Best of all, when I do month-long residencies in rural areas I get to sleep in my own bed and cook in my own kitchen.

Take care and be happy,
Glenda



--- On Mon, 4/13/09, Plaxo

At 3:45pm on March 23, 2009, G.Robin Smith said…
Hi Tom, pleased to meet you. Thank you for your kind comments. I took a college course at the Univ. of Washington a few years ago from her. I have been an actor/performer (your Woodie Guthrie program sounds wonderful, btw!) for many years, but always considered 'storytelling' as something of a poor step-child. You can guess how long that attitude lasted with Dr. Mac! I had my head turned around fast. Now I consider Storytelling as the Mother of All Arts and teach it that way. I did take my Ben Franklin to Texas (Cleburne and Hillsboro near D/FW in 2006 I think). I have a friend in South Texas who wants to bring me to her school. I would love to go back, do a benefit performance for a local charity, teach, etc. for a week or so. I am envious of your travel schedule. My Chautauqua mentor Clay Jenkinson has taken his Thomas Jefferson/Robert Oppenheimer/Meriwether Lewis/T.Roosevelt etc. program to the Supreme Court, White House, etc. I need a good booking agent. Sigh. More anon, thanks for the welcome. Best, Robin.
At 7:11am on March 6, 2009, Alan (Robert Alan Black, Ph.D., CSP) said…
Hello Tom

I just clicked on a Storytelling email and flew back into time when I joined this Storytelling group and was welcome by Buck, Diane, You and others immediately. Then it appears I dropped off the earth.

Many exciting things have happened with this group and the many special groups that have developed from it.

It will take awhile to catch up on my reading.

As to my job as an international creativity consultant, I created it by speaking at conferences, association meetings at first. Then for clients and at conventions.

This weekend, thanks to a Malaysian-English colleague I am flying to Portugal to present at an annual conference focused on entrepreneurship and creativity/innovation plus the organizer has set up other presentations in a mix of places in Portugal and Spain.

One of my primary messages involves closing the

CREATIVITY G.A.P.S. in workplaces and lives

G - Gift, the myth that creativity is a gift that only a few receive or possess
A - Attitude, our abilities to be creative are highly dependent upon our attitudes and moods
P - creative thinking is the result of tools and techniques, either consciously, sub-consciously or unconsciously used
S - creativeness is the result of chosen strategies

Being creative is a choice.

Talent may be a gift to a point yet it takes development, practice, application, learning, growth to master them.
At 11:21pm on January 5, 2009, Reisa Stone said…
Hi Tom,

Glad you joined Animal Stories! The story I was talking about is in the forum, not on my Home page.
At 2:57am on January 5, 2009, Reisa Stone said…
Hi Tom,

I'd like to trade you a "birds in snow" story. Yours is lovely. Mine is posted in the Animal Stories group, which I'd like to invite you to join. Maybe even repost your story in the Animals in Winter forum. Please?

Kind regards,
Reisa
At 2:36pm on November 14, 2008, Sean Buvala said…
ah, there he is

welcome mr tom, good ta see ya.
At 9:13pm on November 9, 2008, Pam Holcomb said…
Boy is it good to see you back in the saddle! Let me tell you your presence has been missed! I trust all is well with you, my friend.

Take care,
Pam
At 7:50pm on November 2, 2008, Lona Bartlett said…
Hi ... how's it going?
At 8:45am on October 21, 2008, Dianne de Las Casas, Founder said…
Tom:

Long time no talk. I hope you are doing well. I just messaged you.

Warmly,
Dianne
At 8:02pm on September 19, 2008, Pam Holcomb said…
Hi Tom:

Just stopped by to check in and see how the world is treating you. I've missed reading your blogs.

Pam
At 1:16am on July 11, 2008, Tom Taylor said…
Thanks, Pam -

it's a strange feeling being 'cut off' from things...but, much to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed not having a working computer ; my days were less stressful, more enjoyable, longer, etc. -

go figger -

anyway, I seem to be making it back bit by bit - thanks for your kind note, and for what you're doing for Buck -

Tom
At 8:37pm on July 7, 2008, Pam Holcomb said…
Hi Tom:

It's good to have you back. I was thinking about you today and wondering how you were. You've been missed.

Pam
At 5:27pm on July 2, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
Tom - will you be in Gattlinburg at the National Conference in August? Also - I wanted to inform you that John Walsh will be holding another BibleTelling workshop in November of this year. I think you would love it. Mike Lockett
At 11:18am on June 25, 2008, Mike Lockett said…
Hi, Tom - Would you please either send me a bio and some PR info about you or direct me to a good site to learn more about your programs. We had a Great Christian storytelling conference this past weekend and are already looking for dates in June of 09 to hold the next one (#3). We'd like to expand but still are working with a small budget. One the first one - we started in the hole - but came out a little ahead. This time - we started with a small budget and built it up a tiny bit more. We are almost at the point where we can offer small payments for keynote presenters - but don't know what it would take to get someone like you to attend our conference. You can e-mail me at mike@mikelockett.com to talk dollars and cents - but feel free to respond here on the public site to talk about how I and others can learn more about your work. I know others must be interested as well. Sincerely, Mike Lockett

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