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An All Alaska Performance

On October 24, 2015, I performed in Animalia, A Wearable Arts Show in Homer, Alaska. When the director, Asia Freeman, invited me to participate, I said, “I’m a storyteller, not a designer.”  I found a Raven creation tale that offered a perfect finale. As I worked on the story, I found different versions, so I […]

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Leaping Into Space – Preparing a Book Launch

Preparing to launch a book is like jumping out of an airplane. Sure, you’ve practiced, studied, and prepared but it still takes your breath away when you take that first leap into space. And that’s what I feel now. Leap with me HERE. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to complete three […]

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Vulnerability, an Essential Element of Good Storytelling

(Follows is the second of a series of guest blogs I’ve written for Juan Rodriguez’s Blog, Haki Storytelling, with his introduction and title.)  I said, one of the main purposes of storytelling is to tune in to people in our own personal or corporate way. Make them understand what we are and what is our position […]

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Fears and Doubts, Obstacles or Incentives?

Preparing to start a new venture is like jumping off a diving board. You’re flying off into space with the trust of a graceful landing.  Like a dolphin at play, you’ll burst through the water’s surface. But some dives aren’t a cinematic success. I didn’t learn to swim until I was in fourth grade and […]

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Gifted by Grief – An Enlightening Journey

When Jane Duncan Rogers’ husband Philip, died in 2009, grief’s vulnerability and pain of loss initially overwhelmed her despite her background as a personal coach, spiritual practitioner, and psychologist. But over time she came to recognize the gifts grief brings to life and shares them in her courageously moving book, Gifted by Grief, A True Story […]

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Looking Out on Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Photo by John Pratt August 2015

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What Are YOU Grateful for Today?

Photo by Brian Payne “. . . Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton Today I am grateful for – being filled with the joy of sharing another year of life with my loving husband celebrating the birth of a new nephew gazing on clear blue skies over a placid bay with eagles and […]

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Life in Alaska – Two Year Reflections – No. 1

Yesterday, July 18th, was our second year anniversary of living in Homer, Alaska. I’ve shared some of our experiences in past blogs. But, since I’ve been on a minor hiatus of posting, I felt this would be a good way to return to consistent communication. Every now and then, I’ll share reflections written during our first few months […]

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What are we REALLY Living For?

Before we open our eyes and jump out of bed, do we pause to think of what we have ahead for the day? Do we smile? Or just pull up the covers and snuggle back into bed getting up at the last minute possible? Do we remember those games we used to play of what […]

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Enjoy My VF Novella – for Free

Click HERE for your free novella. VF is visionary fiction, a genre defined by novelist Jodine Turner in a Writer’s Journal article in 2009.  “The emphasis is on our limitless human potential, where transformation and evolution are entirely possible.” A VF work features: Growth of consciousness as the central theme Reincarnation, dreams, visions, paranormal events, and metaphysical […]

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