Tag Archives: Joseph Campbell

Why do Heroes and Heroines Always Have to Lose Their Parents?

I have three daughters, so it just so happens that we stumbled upon an obscure little animated film that my girls quite enjoyed. Frozen, I think it’s called. Ever heard of it? And, as other commentators have noted, many parents have had … Continue reading

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Breaking News from the Dali Bugle!

“Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.” –Peter Parker Greetings faithful readership. It has been a few weeks since my last Manifesto. I have … Continue reading

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Swimming Toward the Taj Majal

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  ―    Nelson Mandela If it seems like Heroic storytime has become a little more infrequent, like waiting two years between seasons of Sherlock, you are right. Keen deductive skills, Hero(ine)! My script is in … Continue reading

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Get Lost! Or, Spill the Whine And Take That Pearl

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” –Henry David Thoreau Embarking on a Heroic Quest is a complex undertaking. In literature and film, when the Hero (or Heroine) answers the Call to Adventure, there is a specific … Continue reading

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Follow the String! Or, Defying Mother Nature in the Key of “C”

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Embarking on a Heroic Quest is hard. You face a variety of Trials, there are Tricksters who attempt to confound … Continue reading

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Being a Short Diversion on Leading an Authentic Life, Brought to You By Taco Bell

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you … Continue reading

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