Read all about “The Outside Groove” (click cover image)
Book trailer for “The Outside Groove” — now available as an e-book!
- PechaKucha Night, November 13, Shelburne Museum, 6 p.m.
- Film role: Uncle Paul in Patrick Burke’s “Where Are We Going?”
- Relaunching “The Outside Groove” as an E-book — Why not?
- Auto Racing–themed YA Novel Now Available as E-book
- An Anecdote Analyzed: Anatomy of a Pep Talk
- The Caffeinated Self
- Singing to Siberia
- Revisiting the Iron Rooster
- Simply Inspired
- An Anecdote Analyzed: “The Name of One’s Cat”
Monthly Archives: December 2012
The graph below was a gift from Mavis Loach, the daughter of some friends who live outside New York City. On a recent visit, after dinner at their home, my friends and I were discussing the generally high quality of … Continue reading
I finally digitized this recording of a long-ago conversation with my traveling companions on the trans-Siberian express in winter 1991. Listen to an audio version with the image at left posted in the “Cowbird” storytelling community. Here’s the same audio … Continue reading
I’d been sitting on a story for 20 years — the story of my life’s greatest adventure so far (outside of getting married and having kids, of course) — when I finally had a good opportunity to tell it. It’s … Continue reading
Thanks to a good friend for sending this amazing video of Japanese women covering a post-punk song from a British group named for corrupt Chinese revolutionaries.
Collected: November 15, 2009, 9:50 a.m. Setting: Golf course Narrator: Male, 45, Caucasian Audience: One Caucasian male, 45 Topic: The name of one’s cat Transition: NA Opening Strategy: The storyteller proclaims the topic of the story with an arresting statement to the effect of “Here’s what I had to … Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to meet and converse with pioneering electronic game programmer and designer Chris Crawford. Crawford, who began his career with Atari in the late 1970s, was on the campus ofChamplain College in Burlington, Vermont, where I teach interactive storytelling, among … Continue reading
Collected: November 5, 2009, 8:21 p.m. Setting: Bar (sub-variety: sports) Storyteller: Male, 35, Caucasian Audience: Five Caucasian males, approx. 25-50 years Topic: Fist Fighting Transition: It is possible that the story under examination was inspired by an encounter at a restaurant previous to the narrative episode … Continue reading