Category Archives: The Storytelling Life

Counting versus Recounting

   It’s that time of year when we all begin to think about gratitude.  The lists are showing up everywhere.  My Facebook feed is full of them.  One a day, lengthy lists, or random thankfulness.  It’s the question on everyone’s … Continue reading

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I came across this book, and it brought a smile to my face.      There’s a lot of win here.  Lots of playing with perspective and asking silly questions and answering serious questions that weren’t meant to be answered.  It’s … Continue reading

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Talk To My Kids: Movies Vs. Books

  Books and movies and hugs. In that order, please. That title is completely misleading, of course.  We NEVER have to choose between a book and its movie.  The answer is always, “Both, please.” That said, now that my kids … Continue reading

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Back to School Treasure

   I wasn’t planning to offer up more links this soon, but then I ran across several things that I just couldn’t wait to show you.  This is what comes of having my children back in school and having more … Continue reading

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My Life In Trees

  I don’t know how tall the tree next to the driveway really was, but it seemed like a giant to me.  I was five, and the streets of small-town California were my whole world.  I had already watched my … Continue reading

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Storytelling Aids: Sticker Fun!

I have a houseful of children this week, as we’ve added four friends to the mix for a few days.  (That makes seven, if you’re counting.)  So far, it’s been a pretty great time, but there isn’t much left over … Continue reading

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Downside

There’s this huge sign on a main road near my house.  It says, “Can Your Four-Year-old Read This?” There’s some fine print underneath it to the effect of “If not, why not? Enroll them in our crazy private school and … Continue reading

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Weekend Hike

True statement: Getting down the hill is much easier than getting back up. However, when it’s muddy and slippery and rocks tip just a little under your feet, you’re still pretty glad to reach the creek at the bottom and stick … Continue reading

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Summer Gold

   School is wrapping up. Field trips are popping up everywhere. Little League is into the playoffs stage. End of season parties are in the books. We’ve navigated May and are plunging into June.  Right on schedule my head feels … Continue reading

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Um, There’s a Walrus in My Backyard

“Oh, no! The Walrus got out of his cage! Where is he going?” I was hauling a carload of kids (my girls and their friends) to church last Sunday.  The five-year-old had found the magnetic zoo I recently picked up … Continue reading

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