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An Ode for Earth Day: The Science of Storytelling

Our world is a story: we are the story of our world. We find patterns, we seek gods and goddess, and we desperately seek control. We destroy. We create. We mimic nature in those actions, coming close to apotheotic levels of transcendence.



Got a little carried away.

On any given day we reach those heights and dig in the vulgar mud. And because of who I am, and who we are, I am thinking it will be, and continue on, to be the storytellers who help us make sense of who and what we are, and where we live.

Here is a curated list of To Be Read books that may help me on this path:

Frankenstein — I am about halfway through the novel. Don’t judge. I’m sure you have a high school text or two you used the Cliff Notes for.

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel

Where the Water Goes by David Owen

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman


Life After People


I am putting together more titles/media about this subject. What are some of your favorites?

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One thought on “An Ode for Earth Day: The Science of Storytelling

  1. I posted that link with the series of videos,

    That is pretty good.

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