Oars in the Water: At the Crossroads
April 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Co-Hosted by Mike Seliger, Michael D. McCarty and Joe Doolittle
On our journeys and in our stories, we sometimes find ourselves at a crossroads, where a companion or stranger may offer a gift of story or advice. The words clarify our choices, direction and perhaps destiny; providing hope and encouragement when needed. At other times, we are the ones offering that helpful story or bit of advice. Join us to share reflections on occasions where we received or gave advice that changed direction.
OARS in the Water is a facilitated Zoom gathering on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month offered by Healing Story Alliance to create a listening space to share the experiences and stories that have emerged through turbulent times. This is not a therapeutic circle but we do hope it will be healing, supportive and inspiring.
Admission is free, although donations are deeply appreciated and help support our programming. Your tax deductible donation can be made here: https://square.link/u/d9xbGN2I
About our hosts who have been described as the Three Musketeers of Storytelling……
Mike Seliger brings experience as a community organizer in New York City; a role in higher education, studies as a mime and clown to his storytelling. He refers to himself as a Creative Communicator, because “I use whatever vehicle makes sense to get an intended message across —whether it’s story, poetry, visual media, or quiet compassionate listening”. He is a long time member of the HSA Advisory Committee and has been actively supportive of Oars in Water since its beginning.
Michael D. McCarty is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American and International Folktales, Historical tales, Stories of Science, Spiritual stories as well as stories of the brilliant and absolutely stupid things he has done in his life! His stories inform, educate, inspire and amuse. His storytelling style is energetic and enthusiastic. Michael has traveled to many countries and his travels have reaped a harvest of tales that testify to the unity within the diversity of the human spirit. He has been at many crossroads.
Joe Doolittle is a member of the HSA Advisory Committee. A retired healthcare executive, he is an accomplished storyteller and producer based in upstate New York. He tells personal stories and has a repertoire of historical tales about the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. Joe is active in community affairs and is a volunteer chaplain at the Albany Medical Center. The latter experience, coupled with his active role as a Deacon in his congregation have stimulated his interest in spirituality and healing. Joe has lingered at crossroads,
Break Out Prompt: Share a moment when you either received or gave advice that changed the direction of you or the person involved.