Enthusiasm is a key to our humanity. It is a fueling concept for the distinctiveness of the human mind, the patterning of each individual and the diversity of cultures within civilization. Human beings attach and stay together in groups, from families to cities, based on what we care about. We require one another to express energy and ideas. Collectively, our vitality and authenticity can be demonstrated by the pulse of our enthusiasms.
We need stories to help find each other. In the process of telling stories that make us care in common, we experience belonging. We come to belong to our enthusiasms – and through them we understand ourselves in context.
My training is in cultural anthropology and urban studies. My creative background is in visual arts, performing arts and creative writing. My professional interest lies in the various ways stories are used to help build and sustain culture. Lifting up against forces of entropy and indifference, storycraft keeps people afloat in the deliciousness of getting to know what it is they care about, and with whom they can delight in the particular enthusiasms that nourish creative people and cultures of choice.