Writing as an Act of Rebellion

┬ęThe Eloquent Word
┬ęThe Eloquent Word

Have you ever asked yourself why you’re compelled to write? What is it that makes you string words together into sentences, paragraphs, pages, whether it’s fiction, newspaper copy or a blog? I’d argue that you (and I) do it because, despite the popularity of video, writing is the dominant method of communication today. Continue reading → Writing as an Act of Rebellion

Folkstories in the Digital Age

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“I have a Master’s Degree in Folklore and Mythology.”

Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons. “Three Men and a Comic Book” Image courtesy of Simpson Crazy

I nearly choked when I heard Comic Book Guy utter that gem to Bart. My husband had a good laugh at my expense, too. You see, I have very similar degrees: BA & MA Humanities (focus on cultural anthropology, especially folklore). I think, though, that in this digital age, Comic Book Guy may have the last laugh. Folklore is alive and well and providing a way to connect with the people and world around us. Continue reading → Folkstories in the Digital Age