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The Storyteller Almanac

6 Jul

Reblogged 7/6/21

Independence Day 2021. The story is about a song I wrote and recorded back in 1991 – “Freedoms Wings” – for an album I did back then called, “Heritage.” Rather than explain it here, just tune in and listen to hear the whole story behind it all. There are some poignant ‘Americana’ audio clips inserted within the tune. The narration at the beginning of the piece is also something I wrote for the “Heritage” CD back in the day. That narration was done by an old friend – Donald MacCallum. Thank you Donald!

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You can find the podcast on the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and similar. You can also find it on my main page for the podcast: www.StorytellerAlmanac.com, Please follow or subscribe to the podcast so as not to miss any future eposodes. Additionally, if you feel so inclined, please consider donating any amount to help keep this podcast going. You can find the donation button on my main podcast page.

Thanks for droppin’ by neighbor. Once again, Happy Independence Day 2021!!!

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

Hope- A Full Blown Emotional Story

25 May

The Storyteller Almanac

Reblogged 05/25/21

The latest greatest podcast episode in my ongoing podcast, “The Storyteller Almanac” is live now. This episode quite different than anything I’ve put out there so far. Let me explain.

Several years back, I had this idea of creating sort of a ‘stories online’ type thing. These were all original pieces I’d conceived of and written. They were basically fiction but partially based on some of my real life experiences, interactions and people I’ve known during my lifetime. Each story is / was about 25 minutes long. The stories contained music mixed in, sometimes sound effects etc… They distantly resemble an old time radio program. Or perhaps to use a more specific analogy, they might remind you of a portion in my favorite radio program of all times, “A Prairie Home Companion” and the segment of that radio show that (original host and creator) Garrison Keillor used to call, “The News From Lake Wobegon.” If you’re not familiar with those references, not to worry. My podcast stories will make sense to you when you tune in and listen.

Hope” is one of those stories that has a twist ending. But I’m not gonna explain. You’ll just have to go listen and hear for yourself . If you like emotional, feel good stories then this is for you. I’d love to hear from you and what your thoughts and feelings are on this type of podcast / episode. 

As always, you can find the podcast at www.StorytellerAlmanac.Com or on any of the major podcast platforms like Spotify, Apple. podcasts, Google Podcasts etc… And if you feel so inclined, ple ase follow / subscribe e to the podcast via one of those podcast platforms. No charge. No obligation and no salesperson will ever call . 

Thanks for droppin’ by neighbor!

Peace – “Mike The Storyteller” 

“Follow your path of heart”

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

He Just Wouldn’t Quit

11 May

The Storyteller Almanac

This week’s podcast episode in my ongoing series, “The Storyteller Almanac” is about a famous individual in U.S. History who, no matter what the odds became stacked up against him, just would not quit. It’s presented in the “Rest Of The Story:” format. In other words, you gotta stay with me until the end of the story to figure out who or what the heck we’re talking about :).

Click HERE to listen now.

You can find the episode at www.StorytellerAlmanac.com or on any of the major podcast platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc… If you feel so inclined, please subscribe to the podcast when you navigate to whatever respective platform that you choose to listen. No obligation. No Charge. No salesperson will call :). 

Thanks for droppin’ by, neighbor!

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

The Hometown Museum

30 Mar

The Storyteller Almanac

Reblogged

Greetings All,

This weeks episode in my podcast series, “The Storyteller Almanac” is a little special and different. It’s a conversation with a wonderful lady named Kaye Malins. Kay resides in Marceline, MO. – the boyhood home of Walt Disney. But the story surely doesn’t stop there. Kaye knew both Walt and Roy Disney. In fact she lives in the house where the Disney family lived while in Marceline, MO. What’s more, when Kaye was about 18, she was sought out and hired by Walt and Roy Disney to come to work at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. 

You may have read or heard stories about Walt Disney. But Kaye offers a very unique perspective with her stories about the man having known a side of Walt that was much more than his professional or public persona. Well worth the listen especially if you’re a Disney fan or a Disney Cast Member.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast.

You can find the episode at www.StorytellerAlmanac.com or on any of the major podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more. And if you feel so inclined, please feel free to subscribe to the podcast on those aforementioned podcast platforms so you won’t miss any future episodes. No obligation. No commitment. No charge and of course no salesperson will call .

Thanks for droppin’ by, neighbor! “Mike The Storyteller” 

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

Piper

16 Mar

The Storyteller Almanac

Greetings Everyone!

The latest episode in my podcast series, “The Storyteller Almanac” is live now. This one is a story. A true story from my youth about a journey up to the Maratimes of Canada – my family’s home – and how that trip eventually helped create one of my favorite and proudest songs much later in my life. Give yourself about 15 minutes to escape, listen to ‘Mike The Storyteller’ (and musician) paint a picture in your minds eye of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and help you de-stress for a bit.

And as always, if you feel so inclined, please subscribe to the podcast – which can be found at THIS LINK or on any of the major podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more. No commitment. No charge and no salesperson will call . 

Thanks droppin’ by neighbor – “Mike The Storyteller

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

Believe: A Quest For Peace

2 Mar

The Storyteller Almanac

Reblogged

Greetings All! The latest episode in my podcast series, “The Storyteller Almanac” is out now and is called, “Believe: A Quest For Peace.” This one is a bit different. It tells the story about an epic piece of music I wrote and recorded a few years back. The tune is likewise called, “Believe: A Quest For Peace” and delivers a powerful message about seeking peace in our world. Check it out by clicking  www.storytelleralmanac.com . The song is also played out towards the end of the podcast so make sure you stick around to give it a listen!

And as always, please subscribe if you feel so inclined to Storyteller Almabac via any of the major podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more. 

Thanks for droppin’ by, neighbor! “Mike The Storyteller. 

NOTE: I am behind on sharing the podcasts. I apologize. If Believe does not appear in the first position-Onisha

Paul Revere’s Helper Storyteller Almanac

This weeks' episode is entitled, "Paul Revere's Helper." It's a true story about the famous ride of Paul Revere. But it talks about a helper Paul had that night back in Colonial Days you might not have ever been taught in your school days. Presented in the Paul Harvey, "Rest Of The Story Format," ya' gotta stick with me until the end of this short story to fully get the impact and surprise ending. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storytelleralmanac/support
  1. Paul Revere’s Helper
  2. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  3. Candle – A Love Story In Song
  4. Sarah Colley
  5. Freedoms Wings

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

Never Give Up

23 Feb

The Storyteller Almanac

Greetings Everyone!

This weeks episode in my podcast series, “The Storyteller Almanac,” is presented in the ‘mystery’ style format. In other words, you have to listen to the end to find who or what the main subject is. This one is one of my shorter episodes – about 5 minutes in length. You can listen on any of the major podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. You can also find all episodes at www.StorytellerAlmanac.com

Paul Revere’s Helper Storyteller Almanac

This weeks' episode is entitled, "Paul Revere's Helper." It's a true story about the famous ride of Paul Revere. But it talks about a helper Paul had that night back in Colonial Days you might not have ever been taught in your school days. Presented in the Paul Harvey, "Rest Of The Story Format," ya' gotta stick with me until the end of this short story to fully get the impact and surprise ending. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storytelleralmanac/support
  1. Paul Revere’s Helper
  2. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  3. Candle – A Love Story In Song
  4. Sarah Colley
  5. Freedoms Wings

Last but not least, let’s just say this weeks podcast is “timely”  And please … if you feel so inclined, subscribe to the podcast on any of the podcast platforms so you don’t miss any of the weekly episodes. No cost. No obligation. No salesman will call . 

Thanks for droppin’ by, neighbor. “Mike – The Storyteller” 

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

The Grand Marshall Picker

26 Jan

Do you remember lining Main Street at Walt Disney World, waiting expectantly for the two o’clock parade? Finally you hear the music heralding the procession and leading the parade is the Grand Marshall.

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Mike Thomas over at The Story Tell Almanac has a treat for you today. An interview with Dean Gaschler, the man who for twenty-two years chose who would be honored as Grand Marshall of the Magic Kingdom Main Street parade!


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

“Now retired, Dean was the person who used to choose who the Grand Marshalls would be for the afternoon parade at The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Florida. He shares both some heartwarming and whimsical memories from his 22 year career with Disney.”

About Mike Thomas The Story Teller Almanac

I’ve been ‘clickin’ the shutter since I was about 16. I morphed into video production when I went to work for The Walt Disney Company many years ago. Currently, I still work for Disney. But my real passion and path is utilizing my photography and multimedia skill sets for the greater good. Translated, anything or anybody that deserves recognition, appreciation or documenting for future history, I’m all over it. Too many important things just slip away in a fast moving, fast paced world / society. ‘If ya’ wanna know where you’re going, ya’ gotta know where ya’ come from’ (Sir Lawrence Olivier – The Jazz Singer 1980). 

If you feel so inclined, I’d sure appreciate you subscribing to Storyteller Almanac on any of the major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Really helps me grow the po

To contact me for any reason, please click or copy & paste: 

MikeThomasImagery@gmail.com

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