A pretty cool thing happened in 1928. A guy named Harry Reese, while working work the Hersey chocolate company, decided to see what would happen if he put peanut butter into cholate cups. (See more here) Chocolate and peanut butter already existed. Reese just found an interesting way to put them together. I wonder if … Continue reading Is comedic storytelling a new genre of oral storytelling?
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
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?
It's been a week since I asked the question "What are all the types of storytelling telling". I have chatted back and forth on social media and email. I have books and articles that I have only began to sort through. I even talked to some people on the phone (crazy, right)! As you can … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – The List So Far
Here recently, I asked a question in some of the Facebook groups that I am a part of. The more answers I got, the more questions I got. I figured since I am taking a journey down the rabbit hole the same way that Alice did to Wonderland, I'd offer to everyone to come with … Continue reading The Stories We Tell