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Potter. Looking to relocate to possibly the Pacific Northwest. Somewhere very green, without harsh winters, and near the coast !

Best Small Cities In the US

XYZ:   Some possibliities   Tellride , CO;   Savanah, GA (too hot),  Athens, GA has 100,000 ish,

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Focus of blog

Until I can devote more time and until I have a great “skill set”  in this technology, I will keep my current interests here under one Spiritosablog.    It is a great help in following my own line(s) of thinking at a certain point in time.   I have short-term memory problems.   My mind skips from point to point and surfing the internet while maintaining any kind of linear through-line in my thinking is not possible at this time.

I am still interested in keep track of my hobbies as such:

1.  Pottery, that I desperately need to find a new home for doing my work in (Studio, etc).  Clearly that cannot happen where I now live and it is one of my main motivations in finding a new place to live.

2.  Storytelling –   working in this art form and being a storyteller, in place of doing theater.    Also investigating the overlap of language learning and storytelling.    Finding community.  Also another motivations for a move?     Somewhere I don’t have to drive many miles in the winter to find others.

3.  Italian language.    If I wish to committ to learning this further.  Living in a city with resources to help in this might motivate me again.   And finding other learners.   And native speakers.

Storytelling: Four lessons in The Storytelling tradition

From PBS site:

One theme woven through these four lessons is the diverse nature and form of narratives. All of the narrativespresented in these lessons draw on the great range and variety of stories related to cultural resources available toteacher and student alike. Remember that although the term “narrative” is frequently applied to written texts and oralstories, narratives may also be inherent in a painting, a dance, an object, or a historical record.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/echo07.lan.stories.lporaltrad/storytelling-oral-traditions/