Category Archives: artwork

the fable of the brighter man who’s still kinda dim

While grazing through some old photographs today… …I took a long look at a young man sitting and grinning under a wispy willow tree. I peered at him from a great distance—across a gulf many years wide. He seemed like … Continue reading

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fable of the museum penny

A museum guide, tired of being ignored by the visitors she watched… …placed a penny in a plain wood frame, then hung the frame on a gallery wall, nestled among significant works of art. Ironically, she received more questions about … Continue reading

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fable of the woman with seven special daughters

A woman, hoping for one special daughter… …instead received three simultaneously.  Yes, triplets. She named them “Faith”, “Charity”, and “Modesty”—hoping those virtuous names would cast a positive spell. Well, maybe they did—but not a positive one.  That trio became miniature … Continue reading

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the fable of the exceptional traveler

A man once needed a hat… …and knew he could find the best in his own country— —because his country made such exceptional hats.  A country of such exceptional hats must indeed be exceptional! But he also needed a shirt. … Continue reading

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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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the fable of the old man & the bumpkin

THE FABLE OF THE OLD MAN & THE BUMPKIN An old man sitting in a tree begged a young bumpkin passing by on the path below to carry him across the river. The lad gladly complied… but when he reached … Continue reading

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protest plan

A year later and I’m still working on my behavior modification program… …still trying to train myself to respond to our president’s negative words and actions with positive words and actions. Here’s the idea: When he insults a human being, … Continue reading

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