Category Archives: myth

fable of the little bird who died happy

One afternoon, a fledgling bird, fresh from the nest and still unsure of its wings, came to rest on a wire strung between two tenement buildings… As the bird took a breath, it suddenly felt an odd stirring in the … Continue reading

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Icarus & Daedalus, revisited

We know the story of Icarus well… We know how the boy flew too close to the sun… …which caused the wax on his wings to melt… …which caused the feathers to drop off… …rendering his wings useless. And so, … Continue reading

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the fable of Bill & Edna’s ark

We know about Noah’s ark, but not about Bill and Edna’s… …though their boat was just as big as his. Like Noah, Bill and his wife listened when God spoke and obeyed his command. After studying the fundamentals of shipbuilding, … Continue reading

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the myth of Tantalus, revisited

According to Greek myth, Tantalus is eternally tantalized… Whenever he tries to grab one of the fruit dangling above him, it leaps from his hand. He stands neck-deep in a pool of water.  But if he tries to take a … Continue reading

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How Humans Learned to Give Thanks

So easy for me to forget to give thanks—even on Thanksgiving.  HOW HUMANS LEARNED TO GIVE THANKS Because the first human was as he was he demanded the fish and the deer and the bird lay down their lives so … Continue reading

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new fable manifesto

The cover above is for a book you do not need to buy. You don’t need to buy that book because all forty fables can be found on this blog. However… …I never posted the “very brief introduction” used for … Continue reading

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fable of the weary traveler who found a man of wisdom

After walking a long time on a long road… …the traveler gazed across the dry, empty plain… …and saw a man of wisdom. The old master sat cross-legged under a barren tree in the gold of a morning sun. Desperate … Continue reading

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