Monthly Archives: August 2015

Be Foxy With Copy!

Sir Isaiah Berlin, the one of the last century’s foremost intellectual historians, made the point, modeled on classical Greek thought, that, “The hedgehog knows one big thing; the fox knows many little things.” While Berlin was making his image-laden point about totalitarian thought, in this post, I want to talk about how important a fox’s […]

Why DO Stories Matter?

Why DO stories matter? Today, I got an invitation to the Vermont Humanities Council 2015 Fall Conference, and the title of the Brochure poses the question, “Why Do Stories Matter?” I got this brochure, because (commercial alert!), I am now offering a talk for the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau called, War and Peace (not […]