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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

A Review: A Twist of the Wit by Dylan Brody

| July 30, 2011

Dylan Brody is to storytelling what John Coltrane is to jazz instrumentals. Just as Coltrane never just “played” a song, but made every note his own and shaped them into something new and unique, so Dylan Brody never just “tells” a story. He treats the very words like musical notes, shaping them, bending them, shifting […]

Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory: Conclusion (Monti GrandSLAM Story Video)

| April 8, 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally finished my multi-part story of high school band geekdom that began as an audio podcast (Alan Helm’s Afternoon of Glory, Part 1) that never got finished because I started intensive chemo for my cancer. Last night I got to finally put an ending on this story, […]

I Won a Monti Story Slam!

| September 22, 2010

Last night, in my second appearance as a storyteller at The Monti Story Slam, a regular live storytelling event here in Durham, NC, my story “The Bus, the Bench, and the Chamber of Doom” was judged best story of the evening! I want to personally thank Monti founder Jeff Polish, his wife, and his small […]

Podcast #6: Geeks, Nerds and Cockroaches

| August 10, 2010

A brief hiatus from our story of high school band guts and glory, in which our hero sacrifices himself for science to become the Jane Goodall of the geek/nerd kingdom, if only for four days.

The Parables of Dylan Brody

| July 26, 2010

“A parable is a brief, succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a moral or religious lesson. It differs from a fable in that fables use animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as characters, while parables generally feature human characters. It is a type of analogy.” (from Wikipedia) When those of us […]

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