Category Archives: myth

the SMOTH’s Bull

The concept of The Man on Horseback (see last post)… …reminds me of a story from many years ago.  A story involving an actual man on horseback… …as well as a rather arrogant bull, and two teenage farmhands—Bates and me. … Continue reading

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power up

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”               — President Barack Obama, October 2, 2015 Another national tragedy brings more words of sorrow, more pleas for unity from my nation’s leader… He seemed rather … Continue reading

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pausing on the threshold

  We’ve chosen January 1st as the time to look back on where we’ve been… …as we look ahead to consider where we might like to go. I find a certain satisfaction in being in synch with the rest of … Continue reading

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holiday season balancing act

  While watching the “video” above, you may wonder… Where’s the new mythology in all those silly cartoons? Well, I think one function of any religion/mythology is to help us create balance… And during the Winter Solstice—the darkest time of … Continue reading

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between two snakes

The political cartoon above was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 to encourage colonial unity. ┬áBut its message is timeless—and can be applied to any union: marriage, family life, the community, the nation—the world. The message may be even more … Continue reading

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no burden of happiness upon me

I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy and I’ll punch the man who says I’m not!         — from the song “I’m Happy” by Ivor Cutler I define “happiness”, very generally, as a sense of well-being… … Continue reading

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Same Ol’ Ever-Changing Circle

I’m going in circles. …according to my dreams. In my dreams, I often circle through an area and arrive back at the place where I began. But usually, I don’t stop there—I keep on circling. So what do these dreams … Continue reading

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