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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WILL NOW BE MODIFIED

 AND STERILIZED AND QUARANTINED AND VENTILATED-DR FAUCI TO BE THE NEW DEBATE MODERATOR AND CHRIS WALLACE WILL CONTROL THE OXYGEN FLOW What a way to modify the debate format- after the President made a joke of VP Biden wearing the … Continue reading

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SENDING PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY AND NEXT TIME LISTEN?

If your son or partner went out in the rain and you warned “you will get a cold-come inside now” and he says ” i can never get a cold, you have no clue,” and doesn’t and he ends up … Continue reading

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So what’s with the debate?

“Debate’ comes from the same word in English as “Batter” and that is what might be in store for us tonight. The candidates will duke it out in prime time. It has become the routine spectacle that we insist candidates … Continue reading

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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. Embracing a faith built on the memory of a Messiah the Empire had executed  300 years earlier was an irony … 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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