My brothers and I wrote all of the songs, we didn’t receive any of the writers’ money…any of the publishing money. One year I remember doing 99 shows back to back, making probably more than $100K per night, but when we would get home we’d have to stand in line for $150.
Watch the video clips to see what else he said about how that severely affected his life.
I had a brick for my pillow, a piece of cardboard for my bed, and 3 carts wrapped in cellophane. Time stood still for me, couldn’t go no farther from that point on, drugs played a huge part…from that day on for two years just nothing but drugs every single day.
I look forward to seeing this tv documentary on Leah Chase from my home city of New Orleans. Mrs. Chase is truly a living legend and great ambassador for city.
The remarkable life of the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, is featured in this colorful behind the scenes documentary film.
In New Orleans Leah Chase is as well known as any jazz musician or long time politician. It is true, too, that once you leave the watery city and go in any direction youre bound to find someone who is an enthusiast of Creole food, New Orleans and a big fan of Leah Chase. She has overseen the evolution of her famous dining spot from a sandwich shop that prospered during segregation to a fine dining restaurant filled with her impressive African American art collection.
During the Civil Rights movement the leadership found great friends and supporters in Leah & Dooky Chase. Strategies were devised in the upstairs dining room she devoted to their planning sessions. When describing her memories of those pivotal times she says, I like to think we changed the world through a bowl of gumbo.
My favorite documentary filmmaker Ken Burns with another hit! Check it out on PBS The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out.
The prominence of the Roosevelt family in American history is legendary. The family’s legacy claims two of America’s best-loved presidents as well as one of the most influential first ladies. From the first 17th-century merchants who established their family’s fortune to Eleanor Roosevelt’s vehement activity in public affairs in the 1960s, the family’s influence on American politics, society, and culture spans the centuries. The web of characters in this fascinating American family is revealed here.
Check out this article by Pamella Neely on 7 storytelling techniques.
Storytelling is one of the marketing worlds new darlings. Its a marketing strategy that has made its way into everywhere fromboard rooms to mom and pop stores. Storytelling is even being hailed as the single most powerful business skill for the next decade.
Unfortunately, storytelling as applied to business can seem a bit lofty more like a concept than a tactic. Thats especially true if youre not a Fortune 500 company with a multi-million dollar budget for television commercials.
Youre already a storyteller, but its always good to improve your skills. So here are seven techniques to help you explain yourself and your business better. Even a few tweaks to your story can deliver major results.
7 Storytelling Techniques
1. Have an Enemy and a Hero
2. Use Conflict
3. Omit any Irrelevant Detail
4. Tell the Story Like You Talk
5. Make It Visual
6. Make It Personal & Easy to Relate To
7. Add Surprise
I would love to interview the oldest living american born in 1899. The stories she could tell! Happy 115th Birthday Ms. Talley!
“Mother Talley,” as she’s sometimes called, celebrates her birthday Friday. Born in 1899, the supercentenarian has seen three centuries, and still seems to be going strong. According to the Associated Press, she’s visiting the doctor Friday, but still feels healthy.
The Gerontology Research Group keeps a record of the validated longest-living people in the world. According to the GRG, Misao Okawa, who is 116 and lives in Japan, is the oldest living person. Talley is a close second.
Talley lives in Inkster, Mich. but was born Jeralean Kurtz in Montrose, Ga. She lived on a farm where she picked cotton and peanuts, according to Time. She moved to Michigan in 1935 and married her husband, Alfred Talley, in 1936. The two were together 52 years before he died.
It’s not surprising that Talley gained some wisdom over her 115 years. Here are some of her simple, but timeless, words to live by.
- Follow the Golden Rule.
- Always have a sense of humor.
- Keep active.
- But don’t be afraid to occasionally indulge.
- Have strong beliefs.
- Surround yourself with loved ones.
- Be humble, and act wisely.
What great advice to live by. To read more on Ms. Talley 115th Birthday check out the full story and video on the HuffingtonPost click here.