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The Bog Pond Telling

The Bog Pond Telling

I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the Southern California representatives for the November 21, 2020 Tellebration™ event, a worldwide storytelling celebra-tion sponsored by Naional Storytelling Network. I knew I wanted to tell ‘the Bog Pond’ story....

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Rick the Plumber

Rick the Plumber

When our plumbing is clogged, we call Rick the Plumber. Before long, our water is running free again. But, wait a minute! One day, on his way out, Rick suddenly stops. “That’s Royal Albert,” he says. We follow his gaze to my wife’s teacup collection. He continues, “I...

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Our Champion Catherine!

Our Champion Catherine!

Catherine Magruder wows ’em at SAC’s Tall Tales night.One of the “lemonade” aspects of pandemic-era meetings on Zoom has been watching a number of StoryMasters and friends, following President Miyo’s lead, appearing on Zoom shows such as Strong Words, The Otter Story...

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Looking back 2020…

Looking back 2020…

What a year! 2020 was a unique year, to say the least. Although we can keep listing all the challenges that we have had (still counting!) all day long, let’s talk about silver lining that StoryMasters has cherished this year.When everything was shut down back in...

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Fox’s Wedding

Fox’s Wedding

One winter morning in 2019, the sun came out while it was still raining. Miyo, Tina, and Margaret shared little stories…Miyo: Sun shower! We call it fox’s wedding in Japan. There are a couple of different stories, but this is my favorite one.When a fox got married,...

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Thoughts on Growing as a Storyteller

Thoughts on Growing as a Storyteller

For the last several years, writing and telling personal stories has become an integral part of my lifestyle. I find the writing process to be intellectually challenging and emotionally therapeutic. And even in this new world of virtual audiences, performing stories...

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