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May052019

Another great day on the Storytelling Road. 

(Written on Saturday May 4th 2019.  Posted on Sunday 5th.
I am on an 18 day Storytelling tour...)
I have had an incredible day that overflowed with learning, laughter, and superb company. I am staying with Janice Del Negro and her wonderful husband Paul outside Chicago. Janice is a full professor at Dominican University and this weekend she was teaching an eight hour, two day, PhD seminar on Literacy and Learning to a group who are in the Doctoral program for Library and Information Science. She allowed me to sit in on today’s segment and it was absolutely fascinating. Janice is a brilliant teacher. She knows how to draw the best out of students, challenges them to think, and gives them new ways to ponder old paradigms. Indeed the class was so fascinating that it was hard to not drop all my plans and commitments and join the program. I was sorely tempted- but resisted. 
At the end of the day we went to a Storyteller’s potluck dinner hosted by Storyteller Anne Shimojima and her fabulous, fascinating photographer husband, Johnathan. Beth Horner - who is not only a superb Storyteller but is a brilliant teacher and taught one of the best Storytelling workshops I’ve ever attended, was there with her beau, Ron. Brilliant Susan O'Halloran arrived with her adorable pooch, Amber, and Marie Ringenberg was not far behind. Marie is a new-to-me friend - but a seasoned teller of tales. Everyone brought food - and stories! Oh the laughter, wisdom, more hilarity, and then more stories that flowed around that table!  It was glorious! Storytellers and firm friends of many year’s standing reveling in being together. Glory!  What a day. 
Early tomorrow morning I turn my car towards Tennessee. But tonight I am basking in the memories of a day that shone with blessings. Thank you Lord!

I have had an incredible day that overflowed with learning, laughter, and superb company. I am staying with Janice Del Negro and her wonderful husband Paul outside Chicago. Janice is a full professor at Dominican University and this weekend she was teaching an eight hour, two day, PhD seminar on Literacy and Learning to a group who are in the Doctoral program for Library and Information Science. She allowed me to sit in on today’s segment and it was absolutely fascinating. Janice is a brilliant teacher. She knows how to draw the best out of students, challenges them to think, and gives them new ways to ponder old paradigms. Indeed the class was so fascinating that it was hard to not drop all my plans and commitments and join the program. I was sorely tempted- but resisted. 
At the end of the day we went to a Storyteller’s potluck dinner hosted by Storyteller Anne Shimojima and her fabulous, fascinating photographer husband, Johnathan. Beth Horner - who is not only a superb Storyteller but is a brilliant teacher and taught one of the best Storytelling workshops I’ve ever attended, was there with her beau, Ron. Brilliant Susan O'Halloran arrived with her adorable pooch, Amber, and Marie Ringenberg was not far behind. Marie is a new-to-me friend - but a seasoned teller of tales. Everyone brought food - and stories! Oh the laughter, wisdom, more hilarity, and then more stories that flowed around that table!  It was glorious! Storytellers and firm friends of many year’s standing reveling in being together. Glory!  What a day. 
Early tomorrow morning I turn my car towards Tennessee. But tonight I am basking in the memories of a day that shone with blessings. Thank you Lord!

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