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Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By

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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

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The authoritarian name calling that defined this election (and a number of earlier ones as well) did not discuss one of the chief causes of the unrest caused by unemployment and shrinking wages. Machines can do many things cheaper and... more

Authoritarian systems are hierarchicial in which those in power define themselves as morally superior to those below. When a person is addressed as "your majesty" or "your lordship" his/her skills and human qualities are removed from... more

Our lives may be shaped by three types of politics: Anarchy, Democracy or Authoritarian/Totalitarianism. Briefly anarchy takes place when we disagree and simply walk away from eachother. In a democracy we tend to negotiate a... more

The immediate problem for our nation is Donald Trump and his ability to stir up resentment among angry, frustrated citizens as well as provide scapegoats to be blamed for people's problems. But Donald Trump and his allies must be seen in... more

For some years now the United States has been moving from stories based on facts and observables to narratives that demand to be accepted on faith alone. Many schools have taken as truth the idea that children cannot learn unless... more

When working with people in the process of psycho"therapy" the professional must avoid judging his clients in such a way as to dehumanize and/or demonize them. The professional must be aware if the client is treating the professional as... more

I am sickened and frightened about what may well transpire once Trump and his minions assume power. My way of dealing with the future is to do as many shows as possible and discuss why I think this has happned and how I believe... more

David Mitchell has written a brilliantly prophetic and insightful novel about how we human beings, in our search for power, wealth and the good life, coupled with our capacity to morally justify our methods as well as deny the destructive... more

I have long been interested in the degree of hatred directed at Barack Obama and now Hillary Clinton. It is not argued that fault cannot be found with their characters, (as with any of us as human beings) or that their political principals... more

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