Point of View

I violate one of the basic rules of storytelling. I do it often, I do it on purpose, and I like doing it. The rule is to pick a point of view and stick to it, at least for a full chapter. But because the stories I tell myself are never told from a singleContinue reading “Point of View”

Stand By Me: loyalty versus all kinds of other things

Does anyone doubt that a real friend is someone who will stand by you, no matter what? Does anyone doubt that there are times to walk away from a friend? We hold both statements as self-evident truths and seldom trouble our souls with the contradiction that is implied. Yet in personal and public life weContinue reading “Stand By Me: loyalty versus all kinds of other things”

Picking a President: “Holding Out for a Hero”

So I am adding to the music page on this blog, and come to “Holding out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler and suddenly current events sort of click for me. I confess that watching this presidential primary process has left me disturbed like never before. What does an 80’s song have to do this?Continue reading “Picking a President: “Holding Out for a Hero””