Monthly Archives: September 2020

What ever happened to the Catholics?

We blame Constantine- he converted to Christianity and with it, his whole Empire. That is where the rot set in. A faith built on the memory of a Messiah figure that the Empire had executed 300 years earlier was an … Continue reading

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Ripples from the Random- What sort of story have we stumbled into?”

Frodo from Lord of the Rings was it? who asked :”I wonder what sort of a tale we have fallen into?” Well, I ask that when I read the “Washington Post” every morning- in the old fashioned way, page by … Continue reading

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Project CHANGE Theory of CHANGE- AmeriCorps

Here are a few summary points from today’s lesson on our theory of change.  1- We measure our impact and results based on the story we generate, create, inspire, to be remembered and celebrated, retold and added to – it is not … Continue reading

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Story+smart, Story+savvy, Story+wise- Which are you?

I used to believe in stories. I used to say, “if you want to change the world, you have to change the story.” And I was a great champion of the story that changed- Israeli and Palestinians living in peace, … Continue reading

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Who knows what to believe? Becoming storywise is as urgent as a vaccine

It may sound an outrageous claim but In the next 8 weeks, the most threatening infection facing the nation is not Covid19. It is the avalanche of stories and lies coming at us leading up to November 3rd. We desperately … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS, ALTERNATIVE FACTS, WHEN IT ISN’T WHAT IT IS

Too many stories coming at you? How do you decide what to believe? Used to be easy- some were true-some were false. You trusted the true, you trashed the lies. A liar lost trust, lost credibility, lost believability. Lying cost … Continue reading

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They are all lying-Ain’t that the truth?

The business writer and teacher, Seth Godin, wrote a book titled “All Marketers are Liars/Tell Stories.” The clever play on words suggests that people who are telling stories are also telling lies, that they are one and the same. For … Continue reading

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