Feedback Loop

Feedback Loop

Recently I mentioned in some of my classes that, psychologically, we are the stars of our own movies.  By this I meant that we first of all see ourselves as the protagonists of a story, the main characters, the ones we imagine must win or succeed in the end.  This is...
The Apple of Discord

The Apple of Discord

Eris, the Goddess of Discord, throws the apple into the hall of the gods, labeled kalliste, “to the fairest.” And so begin the arguments of Helen’s fidelity, Achilles’ hubris, and Odysseus’ loss. All of Western literature is beset first by discord, by imbalance, and...