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I am excited to announce that Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling is being featured in a special 99-cent Autumn eBook Sale, which offers 12 amazing eBooks, from bestselling authors like Shakti Gawain, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., HeatherAsh Amara, and more, for just 99-cents each (in the US…

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Fear not, friends. Recent tweets within the last 24 hours show that the President knows exactly what this country needs and has solutions to all of our problems. For example, just yesterday morning: Did you see that? When it comes to the price of oil, Trump demonstrates a remarkably nuanced understanding of supply and demand…

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On episode #25 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks are joined by storyteller Danielle Dnes to talk storytelling! In our followup segment, we talk about upcoming Speak Up shows and messages received from around the world.  Next, we talk about finding and collecting stories in your everyday life using “Homework for Life.”…

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Yesterday I wrote about my unusual Uber ride from the Jacksonville airport to Amelia Island. In response to that post, friends and reader commented on how often I seem to meet such “interesting” and “strange” people and how my life can oftentimes seem more storyworthy than most. This is not true, but I understand the…

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I spent about 45 minutes in the back of an Uber last night on the road between Jacksonville International Airport and Amelia Island. It was almost 2:00 AM when I climbed into the back of the car, so perhaps that’s why things got weird. My driver was quite the conversationalist and had a lot to…

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When I asked how her day went, my 10 year-old daughter, Clara, said she had a little trouble at recess. “Yeah,” I said. “What happened?” “Well,” she began. “We were playing house, and I’m the mother, and this boy is the father, and we have two kids. Sounds good. Right? Except I’ve decided that it’s…

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I know what you’re thinking. There’s no cuter cat in the world. Right? I thought that, too, until I came downstairs this morning and found the kitchen sink running. “Damn kids,” I thought. I turned off the water and went to the table to begin my work. A few minutes later, I heard the water…

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Early Sunday morning. I’m sitting at the table, working on my next book. Springsteen is playing on the Amazon Echo. Brilliant Disguise at the moment. One of my favorites of his songs. My fingers are moving fast. Words are leaping on to the page. I’m feeling it. Charlie creeps into the room, still bleary eyed.…

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It’s Election Day. One of my favorite days of the year. Today I will be going to the polls and casting my vote not for myself but for people in our country who need it far more than me: My African-American friends and students who deserve to live in a country with zero tolerance for…

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On episode #24 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our followup segment, we talk about upcoming Speak Up shows and messages received from listeners from around the world.  Next, we talk about finding and collecting stories in your everyday life using “Homework for Life.” We talk about the value…

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