Stories (and other word-things)
We are an Ignorance-Proud People who think we have all the answers. When in reality...
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In Just for Fun
It was New Year's Eve. Instead of going out to party I made the choice to stay home and usher the new year in with a good mystery book. With a thimble of whiskey. But then I heard music!
As a child my city neighborhood was a mysterious playground full of shadowy, beckoning adventures. “The Hollow” with its monkey vine infested woods and minnow stream, the small dark, woody spur of Leakin Park inhabited no doubt by child-stealers, and, of course, the prerequisite witch who lived at the end of my block.
The mystery, however, was not limited to my neighborhood alone. Given the freedom to ride.... [Read more about why I found my environs to be mysterious.]
We American's are a throw away society. The average American produces a little over 2000 pounds in a year's time ... we crave the latest and "best" .... Sadly, this, I think, has numbed our senses to a far worse throw away: people.[Read more about our throw away society.]
In Storytelling: An essential lifeforce
[30 minute reading time]
Humans need stories. Stories inform, educate, celebrate, and bring about change. We define and redefine ourselves through the telling of stories. Without our story we would cease to exist. Stories give meaning to our name, who we are individually and collectively in society.
Human memory is not fact processed, but story processed. One part of our memory ... [Continue reading about why we humans need stories.]