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Comedic at Heart

Alone among the animals, he [the human being] is shaken with the beautiful madness called laughter; as if he had caught sight of some secret in the very shape of the universe hidden from the universe itself. -G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man Watch this! Did you laugh? What is it about laughter that is so… Continue reading Comedic at Heart


Pulchra Musica: A Case for the Beauty of Sacred Music

Beauty.  It is a simple word to cause so much ruckus in the world; and yet it houses all the complexities of mystery.  A powerful force that captures, inspires, startles, and delights us, something that increases joy and deepens meaning, something that demands response yet eludes definition.  This dance of words would seem to lead… Continue reading Pulchra Musica: A Case for the Beauty of Sacred Music

The Clues to a Great Story

Stories are worth your time.   Great stories are worth your time.   But what's the secret sauce to making a story really great?  Andrew Stanton shares three potent ingredients to spice up your story and keep a hungry audience  coming back for a second course:  empathy, anticipation, and wonder. Click here to view this… Continue reading The Clues to a Great Story