Category Archives: Story Telling

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

  The need to be both vulnerable and authentic has been on my mind for months. Choosing to experience vulnerability, or having “the courage to be imperfect” as Brené Brown describes, is empowering. It’s a necessity not a flaw. Resisting vulnerability weakens … Continue reading

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“As long as I’m with you I’m not lost”

Years ago as my grandparents were driving through the mountains of North Georgia, my grandfather at the wheel and my grandmother at his side, my grandfather made a series of wrong turns before he realized he was lost. After trying … Continue reading

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The Great Questions We Carry

Each year at Christmas my grandfather gives everyone in the family a small hand held puzzle. Often these puzzles are clear cubes containing metal balls and rings that must be aligned to complete a design. Most of the time I … Continue reading

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Living in a “Fill the Space” Age (Or the myth of emptiness)

We are living in the “space” age. Not the science fiction version with flying cars and tight pants but an age where every moment, every space, must be filled. In our cities homes are stacked on top of each other. We … Continue reading

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Folktales Vs. Fairy tales

Is there a difference between a folktale and fairy tale? In the following paragraphs Arthur Henry King (1910 -2000) reveals the strength of a folktale and the emptiness of fairy tale. Matters like these should occupy the minds of parents … Continue reading

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Know Your Audience: A short example from Pixar

Pixar’s short film One Man Band is an excellent example of presenters who don’t know their audience. Here is the story from Pixar:   With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing … Continue reading

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The CommonCraft Show: Attention grabbing low-tech educational videos

Below are two attention grabbing plain English educational videos from The CommonCraft Show. The first is about Google Docs and the second, CFL bulbs. If you think there is no profit in this kind of work, think again. Google is a CommonCraft Productions customer. … Continue reading

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