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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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Lets go to a different place

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Farewell to my COVID Corps of AmeriCorps Project CHANGE 2019-2020

Hi Team, It’s Friday. I have just spent the morning on E-Grants filling in final forms for each of you to officially end your year of service and be exited from the system. You should receive some notice of that in your MyAmericorps. … Continue reading

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Lies that make you sick

HEALTH IS A LYING MATTER If you are feeling sick then go lie down, they say. But if you are working for a health lobbying group, you can lie all the way down.

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