This week, I had the great fortune to do some work with a team of people in Jackson, Wyoming. After helping them secure funding for a large-scale project that would serve to educate visitors on responsible recreation, we now had the task of planning the program.
It’s not you; it’s me. That may be the case when you are breaking up with a boyfriend or a girlfriend, but let’s flip that when you are telling stories.
We often learn through contrast, so today, I want to talk about the opposite of story. In understanding what a story is not, we learn more about what a story is and what it can do.
We can learn so much from the great storytellers of our time.
The story starts in the teller’s imagination and finishes in the receiver’s imagination.
Warning: “This is Us” spoiler alert for Season 6, Episode 6, Our Little Island Girl Part 2, dated Feb 22, 2022
Before this month, I didn’t know much about Chloe Kim until I saw her asking for snacks in a press conference shortly after winning a gold medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe.
The other morning, a friend asked me how I stay inspired and creative. We were skinning up a mountain in the backcountry of British Columbia.
In this photo, that’s me on the left at 10 years old at Rehoboth Beach with my family. Pictured also is my little sister, my uncle, and my aunt.
Many years ago, I wrote a weekly ski column for Spokane’s daily paper and for that column, I interviewed a girl who had an interesting affliction:
If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll recognize this content. It’s become my Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Massacree (a spoken song played every year around Thanksgiving) or my Love Actually (the best ever Christmas movie we watch every year).