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The Power of a Wish

Christmas, at least for me, brings back memories and feelings like no other season can. Every year, in early December, my mom would get out the decorations – glass ornaments, silver tinsel (re-used year after year), and large multi-colored lights. … Continue reading

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Deep Stories from a Small Place

How many people know details about their great-great-great-great-great-aunt’s life? And know the details so well that they can write a fascinating story about an event some would say was a miracle? Obviously, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock‘s ancestors kept the story alive by passing it down … Continue reading

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Their Names Were Brat and Birdy

What kind of person sets out to become a ballerina by reading library books and practicing dance steps in her family’s driveway? Or spends hours studying large medical textbooks, trying to learn about anesthetics … at the age of 12? … Continue reading

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Now … the Rest of the Story

Reading a book by Jon Scieszka is a little like walking through a house of mirrors at the fair. The story sounds similar to things you’ve read before … yet just a little off. In some spots, you do a double-take and reread the … Continue reading

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Simple Stories … or Are They?

I don’t remember when I first read The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, but the idea of a house with feelings didn’t seem that far-fetched to me. Maybe it was my age. According to Christine Lundberg, a producer and filmmaker who’s been active … Continue reading

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Along for the Ride?

“It’s funny how ideas are; in a lot of ways they’re just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then … woop, zoop, sloop … before you can say Jack Robinson, they’ve gone and grown a lot … Continue reading

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Let Those Ideas ‘Sneak In’

“Travel is the best way of getting new ideas.”  – Graeme Base Graeme Base is what you might call a “Renaissance man.” His dream as a boy was to be an artist or a musician. He became both. But along the … Continue reading

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What Stories Are You Telling?

Everywhere you go these days, people are looking for stories. Broadway plays, movies, puppet shows, video clips on YouTube – all are being watched by people hungry for entertainment. Now, with the rise in social media, businesses are finding that … Continue reading

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Tell a Story … and Watch Your Business Grow!

Everyone likes a good story. Whether it’s a joke someone’s sharing in front of the water cooler in your office or a book your 2nd grade teacher read to you many years ago, it’s easy to remember stories. That’s because they … Continue reading

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