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Lois Sprengnether Keel
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After years as a storyteller-librarian, LoiS wants to share the research & ideas that go into her programs. For more about LoiS go to her website at http://www.LoiS-sez.com
After years as a storyteller-librarian, LoiS wants to share the research & ideas that go into her programs. For more about LoiS go to her website at http://www.LoiS-sez.com

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Lang - To Your Good Health! - Keeping the Public in Public Domain
This season's flu season is no joke, but we all are trying to stay well.  I'm certainly conscious of staying well for both storytelling and because I'm in rehearsal for my annual musical addiction . . .  Sister Act the musical .  It made me think of an old ...
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Trugg says 2018 is here!
We're solidly into the New Year, but Saturday, January 6 is the 12th Day of Christmas or Epiphany.  My puppeteer colleague, David Quesal, and his "monster", Trugg, send this message. This is Trugg For some enjoyable videos of David and his Puppet Troupe , c...
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Storytellers Tell in the Moment and It's Written in the Sand!
Sometimes we don't know somebody is gone and must make the conclusion only by the fact that we no longer hear from or about them.  My recent posting the story of "The Other Wise Man" came from inspiration by Indiana storyteller. Larry Givens, and the correc...
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My Christmas Wish for You Forever
Back in 2014 I posted this with the subject heading of "My Christmas Wish for You Forever."  I just looked back for it because it is so appropriate for my past five weeks posting the Henry Van Dyke tale of "The Other Wise Man."  It's interesting that it was...
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Van Dyke - The Other Wise Man, part 5 - Keeping the Public in Public Domain
The story stopped with this pearl and now continues. You probably saw the ending to Artaban's story coming.  The tale was published in the beautiful 1902 volume of The Blue Flower . The lovely cover and illustrations inside were anonymously created, but sti...
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Van Dyke - The Other Wise Man, part 4 - Keeping the Public in Public Domain
Imagine seeing the Great Sphinx at Giza while it was still unvandalized!  I thought I knew the story of it, but discovered myth and legends and contradictory hypotheses aplenty. Artaban learned in last week's part of the story he must travel to Egypt if he ...
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Van Dyke - The Other Wise Man, part 3 - Keeping the Public in Public Domain
Is it ever right to lie for a good cause?  That's part of today's journey with The Other Wise Man, Artaban.  Three days behind the other Wise Men, all alone he finally reaches Bethlehem.  If you remember, by now he has given up one of his three jewels to he...
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Van Dyke - The Other Wise Man, part 2 - Keeping the Public in Public Domain
 Horse lovers can enjoy today's continuation of the story of "The Other Wise Man." from the Unwanted Horses Coalition (.org) Today's section of the story is only slightly shorter than part one, but it's the turning point in the quest by this Magi.  From her...
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My wishes to all lovers of stories and storytelling
I don't like calling it Turkey Day.  Yes, it's a great time to feast, but the real feast is in giving thanks for our wonderful world and those we hold dear.  Here's my wish for you. As we enter into the Christmas season (and, yes, it is a season), I began a...
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