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Is it time to Love President Trump??

I watched an old edition of Steve Colbert’s “Tonight Show”  where he interviewed George Saunders on his book “Lincoln in the Bardo.” When Saunders mentioned his idea of “radical tenderness,” Colbert asked the inevitable questions  –What should we do for our President? … Continue reading

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There is a simple Fix

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Caught in the Middle

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The Tale of the Three Grandfathers

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Teaching you a set of Narrative Critical Tools-Storywise 2020

Do you remember way back in 2008, the elections, Hillary and McCain and Obama. Do you? Rudy Guiliani was even running back then, for the USA, and not Ukraine. I remember watching and devouring every juicy morsel of news and … Continue reading

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Hello from the Republic of Stories

“In the Republic of Stories” is a 6 month experiment to apply a narrative critical mind to the Presidential election process as it is covered by the mainstream media. What makes it distinct from the other political blogs out there … Continue reading

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In case I am left out of my own story

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Where you are is what you are in between.

In Narrative Design, We always teach that who you are is WHERE you are. And where you are is what you are IN BETWEEN. B is B because its between A and C.  And where we are is always in the middle, between where we … Continue reading

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TEST OUT OF 100 FOR ONE TERM PRESIDENTS

3 Presidents Carter-Bush Snr-Ford- have in common that they were One Term Presidents- the factors in their loss include…You can score them as you go through.   -a domestic crisis that calls their leadership into question 10 -an economic downturn-job … Continue reading

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If we make you, we can break you

Hyenas are interesting creatures- They feed off carion. The lions might do the job on the prey and eat their fill and then, the Hyenas move in as scavengers- they can smell the carcass. The media act in the same … Continue reading

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