About the blog… The Story Blog is a celebration….of the extraordinarily ordinary events in life. Moments that remind us we’re not here in this body, on this Earth, to become more efficient. We’re here to become more alive. And the messages that make us more alive, more happy, I have found, come not from grand pronouncements from talking (or tweeting heads) who are paid to give answers, but from quiet moments. Simple moments that are easy to miss in the whir of daily life, but are profound in their ability to remind us the extraordinary lessons of the ordinary. The Story Blog walks through the field of daisies in that great scene from Harold and Maude, moving intentionally enough to see the beautiful differences–and stories–among things that, in today’s ADD world, all look exactly alike. Reminding us that it’s ok to simply be the this we are without worrying about the that we’re not!
By the way, this is also a participatory blog. I’d love to hear from you about your stories that celebrate the magic of the ordinary!!
About the blogger…Howdy. Thanks for stopping by. I’m a Shaman who lives and writes and rites in New Orleans. In addition to this blog, I have a weekly column on Nola Vie and am working on a still untitled play that looks at what happens when one man (that would be me) reaches the end of his rope. And lets go. Given that it might just take me the rest of this life–and the next one!–to finish said play, I figured I’d do something productive in the meantime and share some of the simpler stories I encounter along the way!