The Camp Counselor as Hero

The camp counselor holds a mythic place in American culture.  Such a huge number of people attend camp as a child and these uber-cool counselors are always there – teaching canoeing, or telling ghosts stories, or simply letting a child relax away from their real world.  With such a broad reach the camp counselor becomes […]

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Striving to Do Your Best

George Brymer uses Jack Hayhow’s post to share a story about Kissinger’s indirect way of getting one of his aides to produce his very best work. It’s sad that he wasn’t able to simply ask for the aide’s best, but for a lot of people in this world, good enough is usually far from their […]

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Five Guys

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, – William Shakespeare from “As You Like It” As a hero in your own story, you are aware of your role.  You’re the centre of the […]

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The Journey

The Hero’s Journey ends with a return home. Consider Frodo returning to the Shire after travelling the world. This return is always as a slightly different person, with a slightly different perspective. T.S. Eliot wrote, “We shall not cease from our exploration And at the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where […]

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