Finding ways to share stories

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.

Myrna Kicknosway is a Visiting Elder with Student Experience.

Today, she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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Read.

I don’t read much, like fiction, but when I am interested in something I will read into it. I often read about nutrition and how life challenges affect our health, how nutrition can reverse things like diabetes, hearing problems, etc. I have been reading a book written in the early 1900s called The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel. In it, he talks about how powerful our thoughts are. It’s very interesting and still applicable today even though it was written a long time ago.

Watch.

I watch a little TV, but as I love sewing, and so I do that more often than watching TV. I do love movies though and recently saw Bohemian Rhapsody – it was so good. I like to watch movies at home and with my grandchildren. I do not like to watch any kind of news besides the weather; the news is based in fear and that’s not good for anyone.

Listen.

I love country-and-western music because it tells stories. (I quite like Waylon Jennings.) Even with the older music, you can still see the connection to life today. Creative energy is an expression of who the artist is and their life experience, it makes many connections for people throughout many generations. Stories are very important.

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