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Storyteller’s Creed

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that … Continue reading

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Virtues and Vices

Virtues and vices have frequently changed places as life moved on through the ages: witch-burning used to be a virtue and lending money at interest a vice. Anonymous

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We Must Be Saved By…

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved … Continue reading

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