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 is concentrating on your Christmas plays for 2019.

There are 4 plays available for churches and theater groups to use:

“Never have we had so much need of storytelling and its healing powers.” George Mackay Brown (1921-1996) -considered one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th century-

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Sep 16, 2019


I’ve always felt theater is filled with principles that can hold value in other parts of our life. Many of them are like metaphors, analogies, or word pictures that can serve to point the way, give some direction, encourage the things we do in our day-to-day communication. With my history as a theater teacher and experience as an actor and storyteller, I’ve thought about a few of these things and come up with some thoughts concerning our regular living and relationships:   SPEAK UP!   Your audience wants to...

Jun 12, 2019


APPLYING THEATER (TERMS) TO OUR STORIES Part One  I’ve always felt theater is filled with principles that can hold weight in other parts of life and living. Much of it can hold truth and point the way because they are metaphors, analogies or word pictures about us and communication. Having a history in theater as a teacher/producer/director, actor and  storyteller, you can bet I’ve thought about these.  I actually apply many of them, teach them.  They are here for your own ponderings and encouragement. I have broken them up...

Apr 2, 2018


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...

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