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Storytelling School

Mar 29, 2023

It’s a Tuesday night. I’m teaching my Improv class and ask the students to tell me one reason why they came.

“I want to work on character voices tonight,” says one person. A few others in the room are here for that too.

“I want to work on being more physical tonight,” says another student who also has others...

Mar 22, 2023

“Hello, Master Kymberlee.” I’ll never forget hearing those words for the first time. I’d just earned my Fourth-Degree Black Belt in Dynamic Circle Hapkido. And standing in the dojo, after receiving that greeting from a fellow martial artist, makes me reflect on my 20+ years of Martial Arts training. In...

Mar 15, 2023

It’s 2002. I’ve just come up with a brilliant idea with someone I met at a networking event. We’re in the right place at the right time as this idea involves the creation of a software application that’s never been done before.

We get the greenlight to develop this software application for TED. But there’s a...

Mar 8, 2023

I’m lying in a hospital bed after my cement truck accident in Hawaii. While I survived, the doctor comes into the room and tells me that something didn’t:

“Kymberlee, I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’ve lost your taste and smell forever.”

When I get released, I’m craving everything you can imagine. I...

Mar 1, 2023

At eight years old, my Dad is living on a farm in Illinois. It’s Christmas morning and time to open presents. His brother opens his first; it’s a new train set and he’s ecstatic!

But my Dad notices that there’s no gift with his name on it under the tree. Did he do something wrong? Are his parents upset with...