Art in life and life in art #1

On the history of myth, risky pursuits, and modern exercise, etc.

A book you can chew on

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong, about why we believe what we believe, and how that’s changed over time, from ancient to modern times. I picked it up because I was looking for something about the beginnings and evolution of the human act of storytelling—mythmaking, in other words. Not “myth” in the sense of “fake”; Armst…

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