Ma, where do stories come from?

An important mentor of mine has impressed upon me the following over time: some kinds of things are easier for us to understand than others (crazy insightful, I know, but let me explain). We have the brains of hunters and gatherers: solid and concrete things that we can observe and interact with have a lot …

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When Curtains Close

Those who know me well know that I have strong ties to the classic holiday ballet, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; those who have dealt with me at any point in the last two weeks will know that I recently just finished my 10th and final year in my local production (these same people will also know that …

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A Trickster

In the summer of my 13th year, I became quietly captivated by one Han Solo. He was not the straight-laced Luke Skywalker hero, yet also not the unfeeling Sith Lord behind the mask.  Han Solo is what we would probably call something of an anti-hero (see archetypes). He's not a pinnacle of morality...but we root …

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