Stories

“SHP3”
This is the one time in my life that being stupid really paid off!

“Jim and the Mud Ball”
Since I began telling stories in public, I have told this story more often than any other.  It is about my own origins as a storyteller – my roots.

“Gardner Creek Fishing”
All of my stories have the same relationship with truth that Barbecue has with pork.  Without changing its nature, I add heat, smoke and spice.  This one has more truth than you will suspect, but some extra smoke too.  It’s a tall tale.

Bynum Front Porch Stories is one of the events at the Bynum General Store that creates family-friendly programs to keep the community gathering place alive.

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“Atlanta Pop Festival”
This story features drug use and a little profanity.  It’s about a weird time in my life, and many people as old as I am will recognize the times. It’s a bit of an odyssey.

“Chicken and Walnut Chili”
My darkest story, this tells about making a big mistake that reveals a dark truth.  But it ends on a light note, and the recipe for my amazing chicken and walnut chili is available. Download PDF here.

The Monti is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to create community through the telling of stories. “We invite ordinary people to tell extraordinary stories.”

“Mom’s Car”
Parking by the lake in my Mom’s car earned me new access to her car, since withdrawn.

“Pop’s Toy”
Pop was an engineer who loved his toys. I was witness to testing one of them.

“The King’s Coconut”
The former King of Tonga was, in many ways, a very big man.

Front Porch Stories offers the community an opportunity to hear the splendor and humour of Live Storytellers. We offer local / regional Storytellers an opportunity to share their stories and talents with a live audience.

See what other storytellers have to say about my work.

North Carolina Storytelling Guild
National Storytelling Network