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At 6:29am on April 3, 2009, Vernon L. Cox said…
Hey MassMouth Folks on FACEBOOK
Bunch of us are now on with a SHaring the Fire page for your Enjoyment! Doriah is your administator, our hats off to her.
My persona Willey Phinedit is having a ball there it is just his cup of Bea yah if you know what I mean.
At 10:28pm on March 23, 2009, andrea lovett said…
Thank you Vernon and All that back at you Vernon. It was fun to teach with you and be a part of the workshop.Andrea
At 10:58am on September 25, 2008, andrea lovett said…
Thank you Vernon for the tutorial I will put it out on my group in one message. you are fantastic. Andrea
At 10:13pm on August 22, 2008, Kate Chadbourne said…
Dear Vernon,
Thank you so much both for coming out to Bull Feeney's and also for your kind note! I am so glad - and relieved! - that your cousins enjoyed the evening. It is certainly true that we need to do all we can to dispel the notion that storytelling is boring. Yow: Heaven forfend! My own mother, who has never heard me tell and sing, has more than once cautioned me against putting people to sleep. And I, a good daughter, simply thank her for her excellent advice and do my utmost to take it. (But I do smile to myself, thinking of the fun we have).

I hope to get back up to Portland before long and will look forwards to a chat, and also, I hope, the chance to hear some of your tales.

Thanks very much for your encouragement.
sending good wishes,

PS - Whenever I read your name, I think of that wonderful quote attributed to Michaelangelo at age 80: "I am still learning." Here's to that.
At 8:04am on August 12, 2008, andrea lovett said…
Hi Vernon, Thanks ,I have a link to it on my blog. Is there something else I don't know about where I should put it? Andrea
At 7:07am on August 12, 2008, Norah Dooley said…
Thanks Bro for kind words about my story - life has handed me some GREAT material! LOL - I lived through it , might as well use it, no?
Andrea and I are having blast ! Vernon, why not start a Maine .ning? Why should we massholes have all the fun?
Can you "'splain me" about where to best post a discussion like the one on changing photos? I agree, it should be somewhere obvious. Thanks again,
At 8:04am on August 9, 2008, Norah Dooley said…
Willy Phinedit - he is the Maine Guide!
"Top right of your My Page
There is a box that says hello, my friends, my settings.
At the bottom is a pop down box with an arrow that says
Quick Add
Scroll down to "Music" and follow the instructions.

Thanks so much Vernon!
At 7:41am on August 9, 2008, Norah Dooley said…
Vernon - they do not call you "Learnin'" fo r nothin'
How do you "add a song ? I been looking all over for that feature and there you are - Vernon L. Cox added a song!
You are da man.
At 7:24am on July 29, 2008, andrea lovett said…
Hi Vernon, I will post later today , I am in Boston telling till about 3ish . We wrote down what we talked about and I will get it out to everyone just a bit later.Andrea
At 11:01pm on July 28, 2008, Vernon L. Cox said…
Hey MASSMOUTH Folks the STF NSC will be here
and on our LANES listserve in case come Sept you loose it and want STF info it will be here right up to March!

See you around the fire
At 1:43pm on July 28, 2008, Doria Hughes said…
Hey there, thanks again for your helpful advice, Vernon. I just uploaded 2 videos of myself telling onto my MassMouth page, along with a couple of descriptive comments. I really appreciate your suggestions, I need all the help and Learnin' I can get!!
At 9:28am on July 28, 2008, Doria Hughes said…
Hi Vernon! I'm just back from Union, Maine, where the Family Watier has nothing but praise for you. I, too, salute your vigorous and intelligent work on behalf of Storytelling and Storytellers. I've really been enjoying reading your posts to the LANES listserve; I think you are right on concerning our use of technology to network, build audiences, and develop as performing artists. Please, tell on and continue to speak up and out just the way you do. You are a Voice of Reason and Clarity and Strength in challenging times. We need you!! And thanks for Friending me here on PS!
At 7:15am on July 28, 2008, andrea lovett said…
invited by e-mail individually on this list. I did that as there were not too many but I know there must be a way to do a blanket e-mail for whole group here. how? Do you know? Andrea
At 11:53am on July 27, 2008, andrea lovett said…
Hi Vernon, just saw your posting about Sandy Pond. That is my neck of the woods. Do you have a place to stay? I will try and make your event too. October is a great and busy time for us all.Look forward to seeing you , Andrea
At 8:51pm on July 26, 2008, andrea lovett said…
Hi Vernon, Here's your personal invite , if you would like to come on.

Monday JUL 28th @ 8PM phone Conference and inaugural meeting of massmouth
Call 623-218-1092 then extension 187 (Mr. Conference )
Let us know who you are and where you are from when you come on.
Please read and comment on agenda here - even if you cannot
"attend" either meeting you can participate here
YOU MUST HAVE a gmail account to add to the comments section at this blog -
this is not our rule, it is just how these free services work.

1. talk about what we hope to do through massmouth
-- meet, perform, educate, tech support, mentor and? about what is possible [ narrow it down?] how often to meet - logistics
like where to have next meeting, should we keep it ourselves or open it up
Set up a poll on blog
3. talk about interactive story idea [Storysport or Story and Improv] in a bar or cafe?
4. Set agenda and date for next meeting Andrea and Norah
At 3:09pm on July 24, 2008, Norah Dooley said…
Vernon! Youse is not foolin' nobody! You know way more about this all the techno stuff than I do and if we lived in the same state we could light the whole damn forest on make a bad metaphor. Settling down a bit... Seroiusly,
you keep on leading and I'll keep on following you.
It was your stuff on youtube that inspired me to get my act together and buy a new computer so I could post too.
Ciao for now
At 1:55pm on July 24, 2008, Christian said…
Thanks! It looks so much nicer and more manageable now, without the garish purple.


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Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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