Category Archives: myth

fable of the poor man who raised the sun

The rising of the sun depended upon the pharaoh. Or so the people believed… …because every morning just before dawn, Pharaoh went to the riverbank…opened his arms to the horizon…recited a prayer to summon the sun… …and—lo and behold!—the sun … Continue reading

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fable of the not-so-bright sun

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… How they both tried to get the jacket off a poor man walking along a country road. You probably know the wind lost by trying to blow … Continue reading

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the fable of the crow who tried to be a parrot

A crow, believing he should be among more colorful festive birds… …painted himself up to resemble a parrot. But though he could match their colors, he couldn’t match their speech.  The parrots soon discovered the truth about him and kicked … Continue reading

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the fable of going from well to well

A woman of natural curiosity went from well to well over the course of her life. Though many didn’t care what she did… …there were those who said: “Why can’t she find what she wants in any of those wells? … Continue reading

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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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