Category Archives: Narrative Mapping,

Three Things I know about Stories- and One More

There are three things I know about Stories. 1.Stories matter! They create power, incite wars, cause trauma, offer healing, feed despair, nourish hope. I am an evangelist for the ministry of stories, mapping their power in order to create a … Continue reading

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The danger of substituting Memory for History

Statues are coming down! Richmond is roiling. Robert E. Lee, once the one untouchable ikon of the vanquished South is closer to being removed from the Avenues. Since Charlottesville, the whole monumentalizing of the Civil War has come under scrutiny. … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CURIOSITY MEETS CERTAINTY? ANSWER……….NOTHING

MIND The Buddhists call it Beginners Mind-that one enters into every encounter with the assumption that there is something on offer here, something new to learn. David Brooks likes to call it ‘epistemic humility,’ meaning of all the things that … Continue reading

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Did we lose the Plot?

The old idea of stories that we learn as kids is like a golden age of reverie. We grew up to indulge the imagination with stories, fairy tales, a fantasy world where dogs and cats could talk and elephants could … Continue reading

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Narrative Ethics

Our  Storywise work has always included what most leave out. What we term  NARRATIVE ETHICS.  It indicates that we take responsibility for the fact that in teaching stories,  we are teaching people how to use a weapon. It can be … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy of Stories to take over the World

WHAT’s THE STORY? Five GOP local members in Texas are tweeting that George Floyd’s death was a set up funded by George Soros and staged to attack Trump. The murder never happened. What a story? Believe it and what does … Continue reading

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A Crime Against Humanity

The lady was called Kitty Genovese and she was first the Victim and then, became the case study of what came to be called the  “ByStander affect.” While being stabbed to death on a New York street, people saw what … Continue reading

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The Faustian bargain we will pay for

Covid19 is killing people. To stop it spreading, we need quarantine and shutdown. Shutdown and quarantine are slowing infection and saving people. Step One is working. Shutdown and quarantince are killing the economy. Unemployment is never so high, Growth is … Continue reading

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Throw the dice but don’t give us a sermon- P L E A S E

Heath of the Nation’s Citizens or Health of the Nation’s Economy? There is the bet. Throw the dice and bet on lockdown forever till we have comprehensive testing, tracking, sufficient masks and usage, and enough ICU beds.   Good Luck. That … Continue reading

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1776 and HERE COMES THE REVOLUTION

Buy up your Tea folks, because King George the 3rd may intervene with extra taxes on these here, his Trumpian colonies, and then there may well be a movement for independence to overthrow this tyrant because he is only Biden … Continue reading

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