I gave some thought to the focus of this blog, what ties its content together and what a regular reader might come to expect here. It is occasionally about the pleasures and pitfalls of the writing life, but more often it is about the stories we tell, the language we use and how they shape the way we see the world and interact with one another.
I am fascinated when I discover cultural blind spots– especially my own– as reflected in the most popular article ever posted here: The Invisible Famine in the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
I like to look to other cultures and other time periods for what they reveal about things we take for granted.
I will inevitably also include occasional discussions related to whatever book I happen to be working on at the moment or odd subjects that capture my interest. (Lord Alfred Douglas, Adam Ant and David Hallberg for example.)
So this new title does not reflect any narcissistic assertion of my own powerful narrative. (I only wish I were narcissistic in that way, being a narcissist is annoying to other people, but to the narcissist herself I believe it feels pretty darned good.) It is an expression of my topic and focus– writing, reading, the stories we tell and the powerful impact stories have on our lives.