The Joy of the Storyteller

I came into professional storytelling late, my fifties, though I have been the receiver of wonderful stories before I knew they were stories! They had to be true! For the most part they were…or at least based upon something that affected someone and though it may have been ‘modified’ it served the purpose of informing, educating, warning, or motivating… and was usually entertaining.

As I started living my own experiences I found myself wishing to pass stories along to those willing to listen or unable to escape. I eventually became a teacher… then a coach and then moved into the private sector finding myself needing to motivate, lead, sell, and provide information to others and it seemed that a good story would go much farther than simply facts and directives.

Then I discovered that people appreciated, even needed to hear stories… and that I could impart things that I personally feel are worthwhile… important. So I have dedicated my time to remembering, researching, writing, and telling stories from my many experiences. I trust most of you have experienced the delight and benefits of giving or getting a good story. I would enjoy hearing a synopsis of your experiences.

Birdman
A farm boy with a dream, mechanical skills, and nerves of steel. He would rather watch and daydream about hawks
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The Boys Who Became Giants
Better than the movie Hoosiers and 2 years before… the compelling story of a school of 93 students fielding a
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Lost Adolescence
The innocence of youth is quickly lost in the hail of bombs raining on Britain during the Blitz. Six years
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In Love With Freedom
A tiny princess of vast wealth stands up to a million Nazis in WWII and then a million Reds during
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180 Days
A compelling story of two men and their mutual respect, honor, and admiration amidst the intrigue of national and local
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Rose Bud
A young orphan arrives at a boarding school and grows into the most iconic star of stage and screen as
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Fly the Flag for Me
Various stories of men and women in the service of their country; sacrificing personally so that others can life in
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If These Old Timbers Could Talk
An anthology of stories that span 400 years. A little squirrel plants and acorn and it grows into a mighty
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Poor Abe – One Last Time
The great man has been murdered, and after his arduous journey can at last be put to rest. But for
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Flight Risk
If you made it to 25 missions you had a ticket home. If you were picked to be the #1
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A Yen for Japan
A brilliant new idea and device gets our storyteller caught in a David and Goliath vice So you are asked
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