Archive for August, 2012

Obvious

It was just one of those round-the-dinner-table conversations at first. We’d started by talking about Dr Ludwig Guttman, the originator of what is now the Paralympics, and how, when he’d first arrived at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, it was considered ‘obvious’ that nothing could be done for patients with spinal-cord injury other than wait for them […]

August 31st, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Layers of story

How do we make sense of story? How can we link between the layers of story to help us make sense of some broader picture, or to derive a clearer view of some desired future? One way to do this is Causal Layered Analysis [CLA] – and it fits very well with the Zahmoo story-bank. […]

August 24th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Talking with time

Here at this place, quite close to where my mother livesĀ in south-east England, four different times collide: centre-right, the remaining archway of the Roman-period gateway and Roman tile-and-stone wall around the town to the left, the whitewashed walls and terrace of The Hole In The Wall, the thriving 17th-century ale-house built on top of ‘the […]

August 17th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Expectations and rebels

So there they are, my mother and my brother, walking down the grassy street towards the village shops. He’s perhaps three years old, at that time, proudly pushing along his beloved doll in a battered toy pram. A frumpish, overdressed middle-aged woman looks on in horror and disgust – and finally she can bear it […]

August 9th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Storytelling – big-S and small-s

You stand there, staring at the microphone in fear. There are people beside you, behind you, all around you; in front, a seeming sea of faces, all looking at you, hungry, like lions in the arena… Struggling to shake off that image, yet frozen to the spot, you open your mouth to speak. “I… have […]

August 1st, 2012 by Zahmoo
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