I was named after a hitchhiker. What’s your story?

I was named after a hitchhiker. What’s your story?

Yes, that’s true. His name was Kip Gentry and my parents, Bill and Nancy, picked him up in a blizzard before I was born somewhere between Nebraska and Wyoming in their Volkswagen van called Bilbo Baggins. Thankfully, I wasn’t named Kip because...
Creating is what it is to be human.

Creating is what it is to be human.

You are a storyteller. We all are. It’s what makes us human beings. It began thousands of years ago, communicating with symbols and sounds. We told our stories as autobiographies and mythologies, using our voices, paint, and drums. Now our creative mediums have...
Your story is the most important story you know.

Your story is the most important story you know.

The year I was born was the same year The Rolling Stones released “Exile On Main Street”. I emerged into the world at a hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota. They told my mom I was dead when I was born. Discovering I was alive, my parents named me after a...
Your story is important and deserves to be told.

Your story is important and deserves to be told.

Everyone has a unique story and no matter who you are, your story is important. Stories are how we’ve connected as human beings for thousands and thousands of years. There are many ways to tell your story. Painting. Drawing. Speaking. Singing. Writing. You can...
Stories, tales and legends can begin at any age.

Stories, tales and legends can begin at any age.

There is no better time to tell your story. No matter how old you are, we all have an amazing tale to tell. An amazing story of how we got to now. We’re all our own heroes, and we create our own myths and legends. This is a photo of one of those legends. A very...