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Tell Me Without Telling Me

Tell Me Without Telling Me

I don’t step into the TikTok or Twitter worlds, but their Tell Me Without Telling Me challenge caught my attention recently. It’s a social game in which social media users ask others to share personal opinions and beliefs without using a direct mention of the...

When Grammar Walks into a Bar

When Grammar Walks into a Bar

These jokes are too funny not to share. If you come up with a new one, please drop us a line! An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television, getting drunk, and smoking cigars. A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a...

Fight Against a Growing Nuisance

Fight Against a Growing Nuisance

When Zoom meetings became our new normal, a new word joined our vocabulary—Zoom-bombing. It means an unwanted, disruptive intrusion, generally by Internet trolls, into a video-conference call. Many classes and events were Zoom-bombed in 2020. Then, we didn’t hear...

Freedom of Imagination

Freedom of Imagination

One summer afternoon, a group of women was having lunch. Everybody was smiling and chatting, enjoying the conversation and each other’s company…except for one person. Let’s call her Eileen here. Eileen’s Alzheimer’s started a few years ago. Since then, her friends...

How a Pro Rolls

How a Pro Rolls

Oh, StoryMasters, what an honor, a pleasure and an education it is to watch Margaret Mitchell prepare for a storytelling gig! Margaret wrote a superb new story, honed it, sent it to Barbara Clark for her opinion, honed it some more, and timed it. When it was crafted...

What’s a PechaKucha?

What’s a PechaKucha?

If you want storytelling that’s a feast for your eyes as well as your ears, check out PechaKucha! PechaKucha (“chit-chat” in Japanese) is pronounced something like “p’chak’cha,” and it’s graphic storytelling. Storytellers create a slideshow which runs on auto while...

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