Tag Archives: survival

I gotta tell you

  We not only have a powerful need to take in stories.  We also have a powerful need to tell them… That’s obvious enough, but what drives this need? Well, I think storytelling has been essential to our survival, on … Continue reading

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In Praise of Doubt

  A doll popular in the 1980s speaks of a human dilemma… I’m talking of the Cabbage Patch doll.  What a brilliant marketing concept! Consider this: each buyer received the same basic doll… …yet no two dolls were exactly the … Continue reading

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Surviving My Ego

  While standing at a urinal, I was presented with the advantages of becoming Christian. A little flyer—a slip of paper approximately three inches by four—had been positioned atop the porcelain in such a way as to gain the user’s attention. … Continue reading

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The Angels of Our Better Costanza

  When I say our new mythology should draw from all sources… …I mean all sources. Even from George Costanza. Yes, that not-so-lovable loser from the TV sitcom Seinfeld. I’m thinking of the episode in which George decides to go … 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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Sweet Embraceable Beliefs

  As we recognize the birth centennial of a beloved American president… …certain words, certain beliefs of this citizen still ring in my ears… …ring painfully.  Such as this statement: “Trees pollute.” These two words still ring, but not because … Continue reading

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Our Less Obvious Acts of Courage

  All religions, all mythologies tell us about courage. They tell us how to act in times when we feel our survival is threatened.  They help us confront our fear of death. However, a threat to the ego can often be … Continue reading

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