Adventures in Storytelling

a blog

Periodically Julie writes blog posts about the connections of storytelling and life.  Sometimes there will be prompts to help you write a piece of your own story.  Remember, we are the authors of our own stories.  No one else can tell them for us.

Sun through Veil of Smoke


  Adventures show up when we least expect or sometimes want them.  Here’s mine that happened a few days ago! Monday I journeyed from Eagle, CO, to Grand Junction for my annual cardiology appointment.  My appointment, originally scheduled for Tuesday was changed to Monday at the last minute due to a doctors’ training.  Perhaps the…

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(Click here to see the full 1918 Flu poster.) Quarantine! In the fall of 1918 Iowa quarantined the entire state.  All gathering places were closed.  It was unlawful to spit on the sidewalks.  During this time a Quarantine Notice was tacked to the front door of my mother’s home.  Both her father and younger sister…

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Bozo the Button Buster speaking to the townspeople.

Favorite Childhood Stories that Take on New Meaning in Troubled Times

One of my favorite childhood stories was “Bozo the Button Buster” written by Carl Sandburg.  Originally published in Rootabaga Tales, it was in our collection of Book Trails, a series of story collections bound in red with gold lettering on the spine.  The full title of the story was “How Bozo the Button Buster Busted…

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