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Remembering D-Day this Father's Day

John McCormick | Posted 08.05.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When I became a father, I realized for the first time what it might be like to send a child off to war.

Storytelling in the Age of Screens

John McCormick | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

How do I tear the kids away from flashing lights and explosions and get them to sit with a book or tell a story?

Why Foundations Need to Be Better Storytellers

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Kevin K. Murphy

The public is increasingly curious about what we're up to -- an interest fueled by politicians who imagine that philanthropy is a big pot of money waiting to be spent to alleviate government budget strains.

New Frontier: Sundance Opens Up Conversation Between Hollywood and Tech

Gina Hall | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

I recently sat down with Michelle Satter to chat about how the New Frontiers program is helping open up the conversation between filmmakers and the tech crowd to facilitate collaboration in the name of storytelling.

The Same Story? Again?! Storytelling as an Emotional Security Blanket

John McCormick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

I used to wonder why my sons asked for the same story night after night. I came to the conclusion that kids simply enjoy the comfort of repetition. Think of it as an emotional security blanket.

Revolutionary Nation

William E. White | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
William E. White

Citizens must explore these American history stories to understand our revolutionary ideals and how those ideals help us understand our responsibility as 21st-century citizens of the American republic.

New Media Breaks Through: Fourth Wall Studios Launches RIDES

Turnstyle | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology

By: Noah J. Nelson The technological arms race that has given us wi-fi and social media has left our society with a fractured attention span in a bro...

The Cab Ride I'll Never Forget

Kent Nerburn | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Kent Nerburn

My cab was a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me about their lives.

Storytelling With Your Kids: How to Become a 'Story Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When dads tell me they don't know how to tell stories, what they're often saying is, they don't know how to talk with their kids.

Five Communication Literacies You Need to Know

Karl Gude | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home
Karl Gude

Nowadays, to successfully capture and hold people's attention to sell them something, get them to donate for a cause or just entertain them you need to have a command of five critical communication illiteracies.

Six Words for the Planet

Larry Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Larry Smith

Earth Day approaches on April 22 and I wanted to share some of the Six Words for the Planet that have been coming in since we launched a new Six-Word ...

Telling Stories About the Pain of Others

Nancy Farese | Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts
Nancy Farese


Storytelling with Your Kids: Creating a Family Tradition One Story at a Time

John McCormick | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

As an overworked Dad, I'm always looking for ways to find more time with my kids. I've found that storytelling is the ideal activity to enrich family time by creating a fun, free tradition.

The Screenwriter's Fairy Tale

Todd Klick | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

Hi HuffPost Readers, I'm thrilled to share an excerpt from my new ebook with you. It's titled The Screenwriter's Fairy Tale: The Universal Story Withi...

Taking Words From My Mouth: A Mother/Daughter Story

Rachel Sherman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Rachel Sherman

When I was a baby, my mother told me that my father fantasized that once I could talk, I would tell them all of the things I had been thinking from the time I could not.

The Healing Power of Storytelling

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Storytelling is a two-way street. Illnesses unfold as stories, and physicians need to learn how to listen to those stories. The same is true of giving advice, for if good advice is given in the wrong way, the patient will not follow it.

Do You Tell Stories Like You Sing Karaoke? Here Are Three Things to Save You

Karl Gude | Posted 05.31.2012 | Home
Karl Gude

That's me, at left, listening to campfire stories long ago. "Was your grandmother a lesbian?" I asked. I was responding to a student's question ab...

Storytelling Families

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

What aspects of the stories of our traditions are we retelling this weekend? What messages do our children hear in those stories?

Analysis of Kony 2012: Lying to Tell the Truth

Winnie Kao | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Winnie Kao

The reason that this video went viral is because so much strategy and funding went into making sure that it triggered certain reactions for the audience.

"KONY 2012": Why It's Time to Put the 'Rescue' Story to Bed

Mallika Dutt | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Mallika Dutt

How do we make the crucial distinction between swooping in as saviors and standing in solidarity? We start by telling the truth.

Can We Change Our Life by Changing Our Story?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jen Grisanti

In doing the research and diving into the many books regarding personal change, I've recognized that writing down our story (and the way we want to see it) is the perfect platform to revise our personal story so that we can change our lives.


Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

The key concern for me was whether and how it was possible to tell what is essentially someone else's story in a way that provides meaningful advocacy.

My Daughter the Fox and the Making of Children's Stories

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

A parent's job is not only to serve as a storyteller, but also to create the conditions for the stories of children to emerge.

The Story of Crazy Legs

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Today, my late first husband's memory is like particles of dust in the air. He's with us in the most minute ways even when we aren't consciously remembering him. And that's true for all lost loved ones. We can trust that they breathe inside us as memories.

What Is Literacy?

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.21.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

As we get closer to the celebration of World Read Aloud Day on March 7, I want to take a moment to share why I think this is such an important day.