Spring Hope’s Eternal

Springtime Snowmelt

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. This we all know. And it snowed. Here in Boston, it snowed. After dragging ourselves to the finish line of this most epic of Winters, surviving a season's record snowfall in a record period of time, and with record low temperatures to make sure the snow lingered, we clung to the coming of Spring. The light, a beacon of hope, at the end of a very long and dark winter tunnel. And it snowed. Again... The lamentations of hearty New Englanders from … [Read more...]

The Talking Dog Goes to College [Podcast]

The Talking Dog

In this episode of the Mike Allison Telling Stories Podcast, we hear about a talking dog, and a young man who goes off to college. I hope you enjoy it. Listen Now   … [Read more...]

The Animal Spirits of a Ski Town

Dusk at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY

ThatMikeAllison.com - It is quite an amazing thing to see. A ski town with little to no snow, having endured a Christmas warmer than many September days, waits for the weather and its fortunes to change. The week bookended by the holidays - Christmas on one end, New Year's Day on the other - is critical to the success of ski season at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. Moribund skiers, hailing mostly from Toronto, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, as well as from the Buffalo area, face the … [Read more...]

The Christmas Truce of 1914 [Podcast]

The Christmas Truce of 1914

In this episode of the Mike Allison Telling Stories Podcast, we hear a narration of a story written by Sara Rainey in the Telegraph newspaper of London which recounts the historic Christmas Truce of 1914 when the German and Allied soldiers of the Great War set aside their arms and joined each other in celebration of the Holiday meant to celebrate Peace on Earth. I hope you enjoy it. Listen Now   … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving – What I am Thankful For


ThatMikeAllison.com - It's Thanksgiving and I woke up this morning with the thought that today would be a great day to launch the new blog on my new storyteller platform. A current meme going around the internet this year is a "What I am thankful for" post. Given the number of changes that will impact my life in the coming year, I'd like to take a moment to add mine to the year's collective expression of gratitude. Of course I'm thankful to God, thankful for my family, for my health, and … [Read more...]