Tell Me A (Good) Story

I love a good story!  Storytelling is an art.  But there are so many books and movies out there that just don’t have good stories.  I’m not talking about happy endings; I’m looking for a story that draws me in before leading me to an ending, whether happy or tragic (although I prefer happy).  From an academic perspective, what makes a good story? Continue reading

The Elephant Idiom

“There is an elephant in the room.”  This old English idiom is based on the idea that an elephant in the room should be impossible to overlook, yet people might not talk about it because it is awkward or difficult to do so.  The elephant represents an obvious truth that is ignored or goes unaddressed because people don’t want to deal with the looming problem. Continue reading