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fable of the man who atoned by pushing a stone

Perhaps I’ve become too cynical… …but I’m usually skeptical of public figures who tell us, “I’m sorry.” Seems like such a easy thing to say after being caught in a dastardly act. Maybe such apologies would be more believable if … Continue reading

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Signs of a Struggle

  An African fable challenges me… In the fable*… A leopard tracks a tortoise through the jungle… The big cat doesn’t really need the turtle—it has better game to hunt… For that matter, the turtle has done nothing to hurt … Continue reading

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Shaw’s Fable

  “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”                           —  George Bernard Shaw  When I first heard that quote, I said, “Clever!” However, after some thought, I realized that … Continue reading

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A Good Assumption

  I’m disappointed to learn that the verse below is not actually a fable… …because I so enjoyed fables as a boy–morality delivered with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, I appreciated Aesop’s fables much more than the parables … Continue reading

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Fable Shoes

  I think we need more than myth in our new mythology… That may sound like a contradiction… …until we consider all that’s included in our religious/mythological texts. Those texts are soup—alphabet soup.  When you dip your ladle in… …no … Continue reading

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Donkey Tails

  This Aesop’s fable stopped me dead still… …because its moral seems to speak directly to our times. As the story begins… A weary traveler hires a driver with a donkey to take him to the next town. They begin … Continue reading

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A Fable from Science

  Often psychological studies are used to prove something that has long been obvious to us… Sometimes what is “discovered” by scientifically studying human behavior has already been told—and told better—by fable, legend, or myth. However, on occasion, science delivers a … Continue reading

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