Month: April 2014


People Without Stories


To be human, is to tell stories. Not only do we tell stories, we also live them. We know who we are because of our lived stories. Narrative identity is a person’s internal and developing life story.  We construct a past and inegrate it with an imagined future in order to give our life some degree...

The Zombie Fighter: A New Kind of Hero


I love superhero movies.  Last weekend I went to see the new Captain America movie and loved every minute of it.  I can't wait for the next Spiderman either.  I like the heroes of literature too--Beowulf, Van Helsing and Aragorn.  I think it's an essential character trait of every hero that he...

The Walking Dead (3) — Tale of Two Communities


Season 3 contrasts two very different communities--one group lives in a prison and the other in a fortified town called Woodbury. Rick and company move into a portion of the prison after clearing it of walkers.  During the clearing of a cellblock, Herschel is bitten in the leg by a...