Dunkirk and the Power of Story

I recently caught Dunkirk, the Christopher Nolan movie that tells the story of the daring rescue of Allied soldiers in the early days of World War II. When Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940, they began to push English, Belgian and French forces to the sea. The British Expeditionary Force made the decision...

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Flamingo!

A while back, I was telling one of my fabulous stories when my daughter interrupted me. “Dad,” Abby sighed, “you’ve already told me this one.” “I have?” I asked. “Are you sure?” “Yes. You’ve been repeating yourself a lot lately.” I think this was my daughter’s way of telling me that I was...

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Unofficial Criers

  “Oye, oye, oye!” The gentleman in the tri-cornered hat clutched an unfurled scroll in his hand as the crowd outside of St. Mary’s Hospital in London waited for tidings of a royal birth. As the babble died down, the man launched into his announcement: “On this day, the 22nd of July in...

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