My Type

There is an old and terribly unfunny joke that says "There are two types of people in the world: those who like personality typologies and those who don't." I've long been in the former category. I am fascinated by human personality and — much like the elements I discussed last week — find the different … Continue reading My Type

Archetypes

I recently read a beautiful novel called The Lovely War. On the surface it's a fairly typical story about the strength of love amid the ravages of war. What sets it apart from similar stories is that the chapters are narrated from the varying perspectives of different Greek gods: Aphrodite (Love), Ares (War), Apollo (Creativity … Continue reading Archetypes

Seasons and Cycles

Today marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. This means that it's officially the season of Winter — though we've already had our share of below freezing weather and wintery precipitation: snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice pellets, and so on. And so today is a perfect day to … Continue reading Seasons and Cycles