Tag Archives: survival

to dream the possible dream

Good group, wrong name. Recently, while doing an online search, I found a listing for “The Quixote Foundation”… Their stated mission is: “to see free people in fair societies on a healthy planet.” I praise their ambition.  I just wish … Continue reading

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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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