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The cold weather keeps us inside a little bit more these days, although we are blessed to live in the south and we still get those occassional warm spells even in mid-winter. Take a break from the hectic pace of life and spend some time with family and friends on a quiet winter day.

Looking for a wonderful CD of traditional carols performed by a wonderful contemporary singer/songwriter?
Check out Suzanne McDermott's "Out Under The Sky", available now.
Out Under The Sky


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North Carolina Storytelling
Back before video and computer games we used to have to occupy ourselves with something called "conversation" which is kind of like talking, except you also have to stop and listen occassionally. Sometimes if we didn't feel like talking, we'd prop up grandpa in the corner with a staff of spirits and let him draw pictures in our heads of great disasters that he remembered - that was called "storytelling". In NC there is a great tradition of storytelling with a direct lineage back to the old world, and now it's even found it's way onto the internet. While you've got the family gathered around for the holidays we hope that you'll find the time to dust off and share some of the old tales that you remember, or explore some of the masters of the tradition from here in North Carolina. We've (finally) put up a page of resources for NC storytelling and we hope to add to it, but you can get started exploring it right now if you like at our NC Storytelling Page.

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