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Looking for stories from the arena of life …

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash.com

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash.com

 

Jonathan Gottschal suggests that “story is the grease and glue of society” (in The Storytelling Animal). He says stories unite people – pulling them together to connect through common values and ideas. What’s your part in that?

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Do you have a story to share?

Photo credit: Harli Marten via unsplash.com

Photo credit: Harli Marten via unsplash.com

 

Everyone has a story to tell. Would you tell yours? An app launched after a program of story telling facilitated by Dave Isay, has resulted in many stories being told and recorded. Listen to his story and enjoy the human experiences shared.

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What’s your story?

Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash.com

Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash.com

Stories are important. They are a social mechanism for passing on knowledge, sharing folklore and culture, as well as a learning tool. Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

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The place we call home

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Photo credit: https://www.qualityneedlecraft.co.uk

Working overseas opens you up to change. You see new ways of doing things. You experience a new culture. You try a new language. For the time we are there, we call it home. That is, until we move to the next one. In this flexible lifestyle, what do we call home?

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Local lives

People in local cafeIn this category I am going to feature stories about locals.  These will be lives of people who are just like you and me, who I have encountered in the different locales I move in.  Some initial stories will be inner Melbourne folk, others will be Mt Hotham villagers and others still will be random people I meet.

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Our first

On arrival in Niseko, I received a photo challenge from my sister. So here it is – our first seven days in Japan, in black and white images. In the exercise, there were to be no people and no explanations. I have chosen to annotate them for this post.

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Jason Sauer: Aspirations on the podium

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Jason Sauer is an adaptive ski racer.  As a double above-knee amputee, three factors have been instrumental in his rehabilitation success: sobriety, returning to sport and getting new legs. 

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Jason Sauer: A life redefined

Photo credit - author's own

Photo credit – author’s own

Jason Sauer had his legs amputated in 2011. One day he was walking, skiing and snowboarding – the next his life was to be redefined as he faced the prospect of losing his limbs. Uncertainty and challenges followed, as well as many life lessons. His unapologetic story is one of courage and determination, retold here in two posts.

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