Tributary stories

Tributary articles are the personal stories of unusual lives — a documentary of our times.  Each article is an original interview with original photographs. In addition to the main article, we imbed links to more information such as maps, books and other websites.  If you find the main story interesting you may wish to follow the links for more information.

“Telling a good story is like giving a mini-documentary of what you have seen so others can see it,” writes Annette Simmons in her book The Story Factor.

“I am enjoying your Tributary articles very much. I believe they are accomplishing your goal of celebrating the everyday, common and down-to-earth. After reading each one, I come away with the feeling of appreciation for each person, their passions and their contributions. This could even be a way to bridge ‘misunderstandings’ between various groups, just like telling your story almost always opens up doors of understanding among people. It removes the stereotypes and replaces them with real, complex and vulnerable people,” Cheryl Touryan, Publisher, Indian Hills, Colo.

Tributary is produced by Charles McNamara, Denver, CO.  During his career he has produced publications for the National Cattleman’s Association, Children’s World Learning Centers, Ski Card International, Metropolitan State College, Allied Jewish Federation of Denver and Manville.  He currently uses his journalism and marketing experience to help companies breathe life into their marketing communications through his company SHOW & TELL.

He was the publisher of Vail Magazine/Beaver Creek Magazine and produced the Mountain Commuter, a monthly newsmagazine serving the residents of Evergreen, CO.  He was the President of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce.

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 To be a person is to have a story to tell.   – Isak Dinesen.