Posts tagged ‘storytelling’

Why do humans “rule”? Because We’re ace storytellers.

I had never thought of the stories we tell in this way; never considered how human cultures—our various concepts of religion, currency, nations, human rights, laws, city limits, etc—really only exist in our mammoth collective imaginations. THAT storytelling power alone separates us from the apes. Consider the all mighty dollar for example. TED talk presenter Yuval Noah Harari points out that money is the only story we ALL believe…

“History began when humans
invented gods, and will end when
humans become gods.” ~ Yuval Noah Harari

Thanks to my friend Sara Buldoc for pointing me to this TED talk.

Celebrating 4 Years!

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Wooo–whooo!! THANKS to YOU—devoted Followers—this blog is 4 years old! To celebrate I’m launching a new feature: IN A NUTSHELL: an audio blogcast where I will share my writings, research interviews ~ and what not. This first episode is a revised version of the pages I read on Friday, October 23 at Rant & Reverie, a fundraiser for Novato (CA) Theater. It’s a scene from the set up of my work-in-progress novel, Peach Seed Monkey. To listen, CLICK  HERE ~ or ~ the play> button below. Leave a comment!…share your thoughts on the reading.

In A Nutshell 
1: A Wind Blew from the North 10.30.15



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