Category Archives: storytelling

Matariki: The Māori New Year

Last weekend my wife and I drove to my brother’s  farm.  At this time of year it is a place of chilled wind, lashing rain, and occasionally calm clear skies. The plan was to have dinner and stay the night. … Continue reading

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Create Forever with Josué Rivas

I am thoughtful with this. Another storyteller. A voice to contemplate. I will create forever. Josué has made it his mission to scratch beneath the glossy surface of society, using photography to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes that prevail in … Continue reading

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You can’t fight feelings with facts: start with a chat

Ask me about evolution. The biologist wore a sandwich board, “Ask me about evolution”,  to the Minnesota State Fair, and chatted to people. (Remember this will return. Times of challenge don’t last.) Here’s what happened. The most difficult thing was … Continue reading

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Flourishing: Maureen Gaffney

I bought this book months age and it has been sitting in my to-read-pile ever since. In fact, I have been avoiding it, ignoring it because I was clearly not flourishing: overwhelmed, fried and burned out was more like it. … Continue reading

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I enjoy cross-over work especially when it is music crossover into reading. And I have a soft-spot for piano. This is Amanda Palmer on Judy Blume, a writer who has had an enormous impact writing clearly on growing from a … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Great Story: Using the Science of Storytelling To Share Your Message

You’ve heard that storytelling is important in business, and in life; that it’s a powerful tool that has lasting impact. But why is that? Vanessa Va explores these questions on her website and blog; and she has full programs of … Continue reading

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“If you work too hard, you will keep going in the same direction” Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate – YouTube

This is personal. I find myself working so hard that nurturing myself, developing new directions and new projects becomes a formidable challenge. Currently writing an escape plan is my most important and urgent task.

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