Wisdom Hiding in the Art

May 22, 2008

All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players:They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.And [Keep Reading]

One Story

May 16, 2008

Some people believe that there is truly only one story. This story is told over and over again but it is essentially the same story all the time. Sure the settings and characters change. The details change enough that we can have an unlimited amount [Keep Reading]

In The Beginning There Was Story

May 8, 2008

According to the Gospel of John, in the beginning there was The Word and The Word was good. What does John mean by “The Word?” Some people have chosen to interpret The Word as just a metaphor for God. They equate The Word with God as if they are [Keep Reading]

Why Should We Look at Story?

May 1, 2008

If I asked you what you did today, what would you say? Think about it for a moment. There are really only a handful of choices to keep the conversation going. 1) You could pick one event of your day and try to relate that experience in detail. 2) [Keep Reading]

What is Story?

April 24, 2008

A Myth is simply a story that tries to explain the way the world works. We behave in certain ways due to the myths that we support. Myths, in and of themselves, have nothing to do with religion. Myths transcend religion and affect each and everyone [Keep Reading]

What is Reality?

April 17, 2008

What is Reality? It seems like such a simple question? But it is related to a myriad of other questions. What makes up reality? Are we here for a reason? Is there such thing as fate? Is there a grand design to the universe? Is there a supreme being [Keep Reading]

Everything is Story

March 10, 2008

If someone were to give me a test of my life, I think I would fail it. I can’t remember a lot of things that I probably should be able to. I’m often surprised when family members recall an event. I have to get them to explain in further. [Keep Reading]

Commonplace Book # 12

December 4, 2007

“Luria thought a science of this kind would be best introduced by a story – a detailed case-history.” – Sacks, Oliver. The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales. Summit: New York, 1985. pg 5 I always thought that [Keep Reading]

Fiction That Tells the Truth

October 16, 2007

A lot of my commonplace book quotations have come from works of fiction. When I read, I keep a pen close by my side. If I come across a passage that speaks to me, I write the page number down and the first few words. I then get back to my reading. [Keep Reading]

Reclaim Myth

October 15, 2007

I find it a bit frustrating that in popular culture and society that the word “myth” has become synonymous with the word “lie” or “falsehood.” I think we have all forgotten the power and truth of myth. We need myth in our lives. It is as [Keep Reading]
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