Melea’s Blog

To blog or not to blog… that truly was a question for me. “Do I have something people want to hear, consider, use in their current writing and storytelling endeavors?”

The Ear

The Ear is a place to push away from the desk, tune in and tune out the world, unplug an electronically tethered child, put in the earphones at a coffee house, and just take a few short moments to listen to the simplicity of a story.

Ralph Twigger Stories

THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO GARY BAYER—A true Ralph Twigger and dear friend. “Keep him simple, keep him honest.” 

1993… The Birth of a 70-Something-Year-Old Hero Named ‘Ralph Twigger’

Re-Story Theater

RE-STORY THEATER 2018

Re-Story Theater will be “revving up its theatrical motor,” again, in 2018.

Melea has asked some of her former Re-Story Theater actors to return for a one-of-a-kind interactive theater experience.

“The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.” — Harold Goddard

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Apr 2, 2018

PERSPECTIVE-TAKING…a Key Life-Skill 

Perspective-taking is the process by which an individual views a situation from another’s point-of-view. In other words, perspective-taking is the process of temporarily suspending one’s own point-of-view in an attempt to view a situation as someone else might be viewing it. I call it—”Walk to the other side of the table/car/room/small group and sit down.” If I understand or simply seek to understand your point of view I will benefit, I will grow, I will learn. There is a great possibility that I will change in an attitude, a...

Dec 19, 2017

My Author Unknown Trails… An Issue of Integrity

  Have you ever heard or read a story on the net and thought, “Now, that’s a great story… I am going to share it on my Facebook page (or on my blog or forward it on to others)?” I’ve seen it done so many times. I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve done it, too. However, anytime I see “Author Unknown,” I am now immediately suspicious, especially when it’s a good story. With a little bit of time and research, I’ve been able to locate the actual writers associated with...

Oct 16, 2017

MOVING THE BOOKMARK FORWARD

  I was in line at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore the other day and there was a rack of beautiful and elaborate gift-quality bookmarks near the cash registers. I marveled at how bookmarks have changed. Remember how bookmarks were once a common item in our lives? Bookmarks are strips of leather, cardboard, or other material used to mark one’s place in a book. As a kid, I remember the local public library gave you a paper bookmark when you checked out your books. I would take the greatest...

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