Hmm. I'll have to check that out. Yes, some of the major groups are at some distance. Renew your NSN membership. You and I are in the same region and Roger Armstrong in AR is our Regional Director--he will do a good job keeping us together. Our KS State Liason has been great and we have our own Yahoo group. I don't know who your SL is, but in these big spread-out states SL's can really help. Let me do some looking and I'll see what I can find out.
I'm about 5 hours from OKC. What a great place for stories--very active community in Oklahoma.
Just got home from visiting Naomi (2 1/2) and Elijah (7 weeks). I need to catch up on reading everything here.
I got a "does not exist" message when I tried to go to your blogspot site, sorry -
Man, you must've "gotten around" before you burned out, cuz you sure seem to know lotsa folks and vice-versa.
But, as you'll soon discover, storytelling's still here, and your contributions are eagerly anticipated by those who will benefit from your telling - tho, crazy thing, they don't know what impact you're gonna have on them, nor do you know (but I bet you "sense") the impact they'll have on you...and, doncha just love it!
I wish you all success in getting back in the saddle again, so to speak. This site can be a huge benefit to you, as it already has been for well over 300 of us now.
Forgive me, but, as a Paw Paw, I'm bound to share this sentiment: you know that child .. .. .. or those children...living with you. I know it's a hassle (long story short!), and, I know,too, that you know this - but, it happens so fast. Next summer he/she/they is/are 18! And they're leaving home. It'll never be the same. And you can't go back, tho you'll want to (we all do....)_ so, First things First. In the eternal scheme of things, storytelling's gonna be fine with or without you . . . but your children . . . .?
OK, end of Paw Paw's sermon (and my apologies, if I in any way offended you - I assuredly did not mean to) -
Hi, Chara! So glad to see a picture of Jonah! Life with a child is busy. You'll get back into storytelling soon.
I have two grandchildren, Naomi who is 2 1/2 and Elijah who is 6 weeks old. Naomi has loved to have me tell her stories since before she turned 2, and now her parents tell her stories all the time (since she is in New York and I can't be there all the time).
We should meet somewhere since we are in contiguous states!
Happy, busy days.
Hey Chara! Great to see your picture and your baby! Awesome! Congratulations on your new family! What a great place this is to connect with old friends from the storytelling world! I will always remember the story you told in Advanced Storytelling with David! All the best to you and your family!
Hey, Chara -- It's so wonderful to see you back in the storytelling world. I hope you'll come to the NSN conference in Gatlinburg and be a voice in the new shaping of our organization -- and I hope you'll have many storytelling opportunities. That little one is not too young to get the story-listening muscles in shape!
Welcome to the neatest place on the web for storytellers.
There are great Groups... something for everyone... you will find some good discussion in the Forums as well. I hope that you will join some of the Groups... I have an odd experiment in the Fishbowl.
You might like to giggle at the funny videos and there are some serious ones too... upload your own audio software to your own page so that we can hear you tell. I hope you meet lots of your old friends here... and lots of new ones... know someone? Invite them.
Start a group if you want... make yourself at home.