Great Big Story’s international hunt for dragons — Life & Soul Magazine

Dragons are alive, well and thriving around the world. In the below compilation of dragon-themed stories from around the world, Great Big Story features a 17-storey temple in Thailand with a dragon wrapped around it, a Dungeons & Dragons master who has people worldwide participating in his games, a sweet in Singapore known as dragon’s […]…

Abandoned stories — Le Drake Noir

At the lake stood a flower and seems both completely abandoned and out of step with the time of year for flowers in bloom. A mountain bike ride in that side of Alsace, which is a little abandoned. As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes. Nothing more french than an abandoned Citroen…

Law & Order SVU: Still the best!

As a culture writer I’m supposed to turn you on to some cool Euro detective drama on Netflix. Sure, I’ve watched them, and I have to say, not only are they mostly humdrum or clever without being smart, they’re not as interesting as what’s happening on Law & Order: SVU every week. Storylines that are… via…

Reviving Magic

Where has the magic gone from childhood?  Must adulthood negation the mind’s flights of fancy?  Does being a ‘grown up’ have to shut the mind’s door to wandering through those shadowy nooks and crannies of childhood memories?  Crevices where dragons lurked, waiting for the child in me to summon them out into the sunshine to…

We are all storytellers

This article, and a myriad of others, posits that telling our own stories is difficult, filled with obstacles and obstructions.  Nonsense.  Every one of us has inherited the gift of storytelling – ever since we first uttered a sound or word to others around us on the great plain.  Mothers have told stories to their…