THIS BLOG HIGHLIGHTS SHORT FLASHES FROM MY MEMORY. MANY TIMES THESE “MEMORY SNAPSHOTS” SERVE AS THE INSPIRATION FOR MY #7MINUTESTORIES PODCAST THAT YOU LISTEN TO. THE GOAL OF THIS BLOG IS TO GIVE LISTENERS A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO MY STORYTELLING PROCESS AND MY PERSONHOOD.
Place and geography play a big part in the stories I tell. As a native of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, so much of how I tell stories and my perspective is drawn from the culture of where I grew up. My perspective isn’t definitive of this region, only a part of it’s rich tapestry.
Cleveland is a city that produces great storytellers. I mean for the love of God, #superman was created here. My family is from this place. I left the area when I was 18 years old and came back and now have called Cleveland & Northeast Ohio home for nearly 10 years. It's a place that can be harsh, difficult , misunderstood , comforting and beautiful. It's a place where stories are plentiful. I'm going to keep telling them 7 minutes at a time