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Animalia – A Unique Storytelling Performance

Tonight, 10/24/2015, I will perform in my first stage show in years. I tell a story for the finale of this unique fashion show/storytelling performance. Homer has a 30 year history of annual wearable arts fashion shows. This year the conveners wanted to take a break and the Bunnell Arts Center needed a fund-raising project for […]

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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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You May Need a Copywriter

This summer, the American Writers and Artists, Inc. introduced me to copywriting – the art of persuasive writing. Copywriting has been used for over a century to promote businesses, organizations, and individuals. For years, copywriters focused on direct marketing. Persuasive sales letters, often referred to as “junk mail” sell products from magazine subscriptions to organizational […]

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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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All Things Alaska – #5

On rare precious days, such as today, the sun shines brightly in a cloudless blue sky and the multi-crystal blue shades of the sea’s surging waves call out to the restless soul. And one just stands feeling the sun’s sweet warmth to revel in the moment’s gift to just be. Just be alive, still, observe […]

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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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