story

Missing the Mark: Representation in Storytelling

Mythology and philosophy were the two pillars that established early society. Without them, the world would have remained an infinite wilderness of cracks and crags with darkness all around; mythology and philosophy brought light to an otherwise abysmal landscape, and it was good. Early humanity gathered round the fire to dispense their didactic tales about …

Missing the Mark: Representation in Storytelling Read More »

The Power of Story: Perfect for Children, Dangerous for Adults

Stories are the most powerful tool for communicating truth. Truth is a logos and idea that must be incarnated for the mind to apprehend it, to contemplate it, and then to incarnate it itself. The classical educator, the parent, the teacher, the mentor, each leads another in the hope that the student, child, or apprentice …

The Power of Story: Perfect for Children, Dangerous for Adults Read More »

How the Nature of Story Taught Me To Love Math (with a Little Help from Euclid)

I have been told that fear of math is irrational. Perhaps this is so, but it seems very rational to acknowledge one’s algebraic limitations or to express a tested dislike of geometry. I have also been told that math is good for me. To this I reply that Brussels Sprouts are good for me as …

How the Nature of Story Taught Me To Love Math (with a Little Help from Euclid) Read More »