The beginning episode of the story of Theseus.
Mythology is the personal stories of our ancestors.
Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell wrote and spoke volumes about the myths of yore. Neither one, however, told the stories. I tell the stories. Theseus, Psyche and Eros, The Iliad, Medea, The King and the Corpse, and modern myths as well. These are complex stories about love and leadership, the two most involved states of human existence.
Like mythology, history is a dish best served raw. Let's face it, there is way too much political correctness mixed into history. And way too much romanticism as well. And not enough flesh and blood. So I don't get myself into exact details of events. I get into the people.
What's getting me up every morning? My projects, of course. The two biggies are the novel, and the teaching. I'll be teaching world history! Two classes. This will begin in the fall. Sign up on the contact sheet to learn more. The novel will soon have all of Part 1 on my podcast site.
taught by the
voices from the past.
I love teaching! And you would rather hear a story than read a dry history book. So I'll tell you stories. But more than that, I will include the voices from the past, through documents, music, art, and stories, of course.
History told by a dress
Do dresses talk? Well, yes they do. I give them a voice, true, but those dresses, hats, plates of armor, hose, shoes, etc. give you a picture of the past. Imagine yourself dressed as they were, and imagine you, yes, you are there, way back when.