Ghost stories aren't among the stories I normally tell. Honestly, the scariest story I tell is knowing that my youngest daughter, Baby Girl, has a crush on a little boy. As a dad, I can't think of much scarier than that. So not ready. But for others who love ghost stories, scary stories, horror stories, … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Horror/Ghost Stories
In case you are new to the blog, or came in part way through the series, Let me recap what I'm doing. In just about 5 years, I have come to thoroughly love the art of storytelling. But there is a lot that I still don't know about it. With that understanding, I'm on a … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – A Quick Recap
Once upon a time not long ago, I thought of storytelling in 3 forms; bedtime stories, stories used in a public speaking, and the 'war' stories from veteran military members and firefighters. That's it. Man! How much I have learned in 5 years! I now understand there are at LEAST 17 types of oral story … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Personal Narrative
Not sure about other parts of the world, but here in the US we have gone from Summer to Fall with the flip of a switch. One thing that hasn't changed, the need for stories. Taking advantage of the greater connectedness of the internet, here are shows that I have found and some that were … Continue reading Storytelling Shows in Oct
Grandmom, the storyteller My grandmom is still, to this day, my favorite storyteller. She wasn't a professional storyteller. I didn’t even understand that she was telling me stories as a kid. Grandmom would just say stuff, and my imagination would take over. I could see the wind talking to the sun. I was there when … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Fables
In Dec of 1999, I remember sitting on a metal folding chair in a big empty room. The room is in a 60 year old fire house. And technically, it's not a room, it's where we parked the fire service vehicles. The space also doubles as the bingo hall/meeting space. On that night, with about … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Folklore Isn’t Storytelling?
In this blog post, I am looking at Facebook Pages that are connected to storytelling. These are the ones that I know and are connected to. There are many, many more out there. Some are pages done by phenomenal storytellers that I know. Some are by phenomenal storytellers that I don’t know personally, but are … Continue reading Connecting Storytellers and Storylisteners (Facebook Pages)
Morning! My blog, Story Telling On Purpose, tracks Storytelling shows in DC, MD, and VA. With everyone trying not to be in other people's space, the last safe space is virtual space. If you are having a virtual show, let me know. It can be storytelling, stand-up, or music. It can be curated or open … Continue reading Who's Doing Virtual Shows?
Another month is here and as usual there is no shortage of great show to attend! There is the inspirational shows such as the "Women's Storytelling Festival" being held in Fairfax, VA, The Stoop Storytelling series show "Movers and Shakers" in Baltimore, MD, and Story District's show "She Comes First" in DC. If you're looking … Continue reading Storytelling Shows in March
Come check me out as I preform with a bunch of other great people at the following shows: 21 FebAll Veteran Comedy Showcase hosted by Robin PhoenixWashington, DChttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/veteran-comedy-showcase-tickets-93258820643?fbclid=IwAR2XLXdohijhudJXkCSgZxeAiy5dRVE6EpSR947DWKnxKnHkziWb5to8OtM27 FebPop-Up Lit Night: Love Story by Fall For The BookFairfax, VAhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-lit-night-love-story-tickets-87712272769?aff=eprofsaved 12 MarLaugh Therapy: A Veteran Comedy Show Benefiting the OSDArlington, VAhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/laugh-therapy-a-veteran-comedy-show-benefiting-osd-tickets-94218767871?fbclid=IwAR1uQNF6CJKVfSw0yNfzAP3zd1BJ6V8rc0lTd1ldPOCD5zlxmp-_2BVmwi820 MarSpring Fling Comedy Takeover hosted … Continue reading Guess Who Is Talking On Stage Again?!?!