Blog Posts

Travel Story: A Rocky Adventure in the Rocky Mountains

By Jean Storlie / August 4, 2022 /

In the third installment of my travel series, we have some new runes to contemplate, as well as a hike … that didn’t go as planned. June 25, 2022:  Inguz, Laguz, and Raido Runes We woke on Saturday morning in a charming AirBNB rental, called the Rainbow Cabin in Nederland, CO. Once a bustling mining…

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Travel Story: Rotten Weather, Camping with Incompatible People

By Jean Storlie / July 10, 2022 /

The second installment of the travel series starts with the first leg of my 2022 road trip with my husband and flashes back to the story about my canoe trip in 1978, which was introduced in my last post. Sowulo Rune, June 21, 2022 The sun lit the night sky late into the evening of the…

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A Travel Story, a Celtic Rune, and a Road Trip

By Jean Storlie / June 21, 2022 /

Today, the Summer Solstice 2022, I woke up in Champerlain, SD, the first leg of a 2-week road trip with our teardrop camper. Welcoming the longest day of the year and excited about finishing the day at a campsite in the Black Hills, I find myself reflecting on a travel story from a vacation I…

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Innovation Storytellers Podcast with Susan Lindner

By Jean Storlie / April 27, 2022 /

Cultural anthropologist, brand marketer, and disruptor, Susan Lindner believes that incredible connections change the world. Starting her career as an AIDS educator in the brothels of Thailand, she helped turn former prostitutes into entrepreneurs. Today, she’s an Innovation Storyteller and Founder of Emerging Media, an innovation communications consultancy dedicated to helping innovators and disruptors to create…

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“I Can’t Leave My Baby Behind”

By Jean Storlie / March 24, 2022 /

By Lois Storlie (with assistance from Jean Storlie) The youngest of eleven, my Grandma Mary (Mimmi) was born in Målselv, Norway, a mountainous, apline region about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. In 1879, when Mimmi was about a year old, her parents, Ole and Marit Olson made a big decision to relocate to…

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Fraser River, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Inspiration

By Jean Storlie / March 14, 2022 /

    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ―Helen Keller

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Leadership Lessons from British Crime Dramas

By Jean Storlie / February 10, 2022 /

Minnesota’s long stretches of sub-zero temps this winter gave me a good reason to curl up on the couch and watch British crime dramas, like Shetland, Broadchurch, DCI Banks, and River. I’ve been a fan of mysteries since my childhood—the suspense, problem solving, emotional struggles, and resolution tickle my fancy. The British take on crime…

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Reflections on MLK Day 2022

By Jean Storlie / January 17, 2022 /

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.   I went skiing today on one of my…

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Winter Solstice Reflections

By Jean Storlie / December 21, 2021 /

The Winter Solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time–a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken. —Traditional Yule Prayer

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I Want All the Love

By Jean Storlie / December 11, 2021 /

All of Abby’s pent-up excitement about becoming a big sister evaporated when she first met her baby sister, Eleanor, in our birthing suite. She pouted and didn’t want to touch her sister or talk about the baby. Later, when her dad took her back to the car, Abby declared, “I am a big sister now!”…

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