https://radiopublic.com/storytelling-with-seth-6nPwKj By Seth Singleton I went to a poetry reading on August 30th. I went to the reading to see two good friends Joseph Lease and Donna de la Perrière and to hear from a new poet named Natasha Saje from Utah. I think it's great to hear a different voice and hear her perspective. She called … Continue reading That One Night a Poetry Reading was Drowned out by the Background noise of an Excited dog and other Distractions
By Seth Singleton The present is always recovering from the past. When times are good it takes energy to sustain them. When times are bad it takes energy to change them. The best way to know how to sustain or how to change is asking questions. Why Questions? Questions reveal the way we think, the … Continue reading Three Writers, Two Musicians, and One Doctor Respond to Questions Raised at the Black Representation in Gaming and Media Panel at GDC 2018 and Where the Conversation is Going Next
Summary World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.
By Seth Singleton The story of a community is revealed when it responds to change. Communities claim many things, and the people within them proclaim even more. The decisions that are made when times are bad are a reflection of the possibilities that might be realized when they improve. The Athletic Club I ate breakfast … Continue reading How Eating Breakfast and Watching the World Cup at the Athletic Club in Oakland Turned into a Discussion about Community and Responsibility on Hawaii and North America
This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. By Seth Singleton Why the Academie? We had already seen the statue of David. It was gorgeous and stunning. Our guide Sylvie had explained that David had been viewed in a public square for decades. That love had … Continue reading The Academíe was the school where student artists studied masterworks of history like the plaster molds of statues by Bartolini and Pampolini, and legendary musical instruments by Stradivari and Cristofari found sanctuary
By Seth Singleton Mythology is the subjective truth of people communicated through stories, symbols and rituals. Every culture has its own mythology. - Devdutt Pattanaik To contact Seth about telling your story click here
By Seth Singleton This is a series of posts following my wife and me on a tour of Italy. Our touchdown in Rome and immediate transfer to Florence by train allowed us to cross the Il Duomo off our list early. On Day 3 we seek the statue of David. Our story opens with jet lag, naps, … Continue reading Finding David in the crowded Galleria della’Academíe di Firenze feels like the Prisoners carved by Michelangelo are breaking away from the stone to reach him
Are heroes chosen? Or, do the choices made by ordinary people define a hero?
There is a recurring argument in storytelling.
One side claims that something or someone decides who becomes a hero.
The other side claims that a hero is an ordinary person who takes action, and chooses to be heroic.
Two writers are using a comic book character, and his universe, to further the argument that heroes are not chosen.