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One Heart, One Cry

Do not cry out for vengeance or justice. Neither exist in this world of appearance. Listen and understand we are all nothing and everything we are all one pulsing breathing heart. Our blood flows like rivers to a sea of violence we’ve created when our thoughts, words and actions strike like axes destroying ancient trees. […]

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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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Looking Out on Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Photo by John Pratt August 2015

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All Things Alaska – #4

Photo by Skywalker Payne August 2015 Wind driven black clouds hover dark blimp like menace autumn’s announcement. Bald eagle passes my window glides on wind waves a moment, then gone. 09/02/2013

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