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Susan Shurkey-Coates
Lexington, Kentucky
I share people's stories through photography.
Interests: Photography, Animals (pets), Bluegrass Music, the Ocean, Astronomy, Traveling, Writing.
Recent Activity
A Big THANK YOU goes out to Central Bank for inviting me to display some of my photograp hy in their John G. Irvin Gallery located in Lexington, Kentucky. I'll be sharing space with Rodman Stewart, a fellow photographer. January 20th (4:30 to 6pm) is the big reception with free... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Mix of Mojo
When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address: Holiday mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
My neighbor stopped by on Halloween with her daughter. She was dressed as a "Cat Fairy." Too cute. Just had to snap some photos. She's a beautiful girl with a dynamic personality. Looking to take more photos of her. The interesting part was that I was not prepared at all.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
I found this great site called Animoto that let's you create videos from your own photos. It is so easy to use and has free music, too. Here's what I created. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
Overwork went straight to Douglas Heddings' back. The founder of Heddings Property Group in New York City, Heddings has suffered from chronic stress-related back pain for more than a decade. Even as he recuperated from spine surgery, the pace didn't let up. His inbox filled at the rate of 50... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
Arbonne Testimonial from David Cassidy One of the reasons I've had so much trouble signing autographs and shaking hands in the past is because I have had a horrible condition on my hands that caused them to crack, bleed and cause me tremendous pain. And then Sue brought me an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as prese rvatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
Remember the smooth feel of Johnson's baby oil on you or your baby's skin? I know I do. It felt so good and smelled nice, too. I've since learned the truth of baby oil and that it can actually make you ill. View the ingredients of this bottle of Johnson's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
This is my cat, Peanut. She's a sweetheart, but has one big problem . . . constant diarrhea. I've spent more money than I care to share in diagnosing her problem. She's been through tons of medications and nothing worked. I changed her food (thinking it was a food allergy),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Mix of Mojo
Story by johnnybtruant Published on Oct 14, 2010 in Seller Handbook Let me tell you a story about this great watch I got for my wife. It was in 1999, back when I was in college, spending a semester abroad and living for four months in Luxembourg. The cool thing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Now, more than ever, if you can’t tell a story in a way that grabs people’s attention, gets across your position, and sticks with them, you may as well just hang it up. It’s as simple as that. Of course, a more positive way to look at it is that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
By Maryann Yin on December 29, 2010 3:47 PM Last summer, veteran storyteller Michele Carlo published her memoir, Fish Out of Agua. We caught up with her to get some storytelling tips for all authors. Q: What advice do you recommend for reading a story aloud and engaging an audience?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Jonathan Michaeli 1/6/11 Storytelling has a “storied” past. In written form, it dates back some 10,000 to 12,000 years to ancient petroglyphs (also known as cave paintings). Personally, I have a passion for storytelling as a means to communicate, educate and socially engage all at the same time. As an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
It was entertainment night at the Senior Center .. Claude the hypnotist exclaimed: "I'm here to put you into a trance; I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience." The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat. "I want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Sky Atlantic has launched a new ad campaign featuring Dustin Hoffman. I really like what he says about storytelling. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Jon Hansen interviews David Lee the author of “Managing Employee Stress and Safety.” They disuss how to use storytelling to shift from delivering dry powerpoint presentations full of bullet points to drawing in the audience through case studies and personal stories. Listen to internet radio with Jon Hansen on Blog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, startup investor, and blogger, Dave McClure talks briefly about how he uses storytelling to pitch his ideas to audiences. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
By Katie Bartel - Chilliwack Progress Everyone has a story to tell. An adventurous dream, a trip with mom to the market, milking the family cow – all stories. A chemistry lab gone awry, a battle with a chronic disease, an afternoon baking cookies – all stories. A frolic with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Very Short Story Man driving down road. Woman driving up same road. They pass each other. Woman yells out window, PIG! Man yells out window, B*TCH! Man rounds next curve. Man crashes into a HUGE PIG in middle of road and dies. Thought For the Day: If men would just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
In August 2010 Storyteller/host Ellouise Schoettler interviewed Texas stryteller, Bernadette Nason. Bernadette provides a simple tip for storytellers. Ellouise Schoettler is a professional storyteller from Chevy Chase, Maryland. View Ellouise's website at Storyteller Tip - Bernadete Nason, August 2010 from Ellouise Schoettler on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
Businesses use storytelling when marketing their products. This brief video from shares information on the "why" and "how" of the important of storytelling in business. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
by Ken Revenaugh Is storytelling appropriate in business? Is there a place for incorporating an engaging tale in the commercial world? I believe there is, but after sharing my ideas about storytelling in the boardroom and beyond for the past year, I encountered many who disagree. I am no longer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
By Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks Published: September 6, 2010 Stories are hot. And why not? We all know how to tell a story. Stories are a lot more interesting than most other ways of sharing information. And they work. Stories are a great way to introduce a concept in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, "It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes." He addressed the man, "Can you name your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'
(as taken from The Center for Narrative Studies. Find them at Everyone has a story Every story is worth telling Every story makes sense in its context No one has the full story We hold the narrative rights to tell our own story over someone else telling it for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at The Storytellers Cafe'