Welcome! My name’s Joel and this blog is my exploration of Story in life, in art, and in roleplaying games. It’s about reclaiming storytelling as our human birthright. It’s about a kind of story you actively experience and create rather than passively receive. It’s a blog about seizing Story by the throat!
This blog exists because “How was work today?” is the closest thing to living, active storytelling in most people’s lives.
This blog exists because I hear “The special effects were awesome!” from the lips of moviegoers far more often than “That story moved me.”
This blog exists because I’ve spent too many hours of roleplaying fiddling with minutia and too few hours aggressively pursuing emotionally invested goals.
This blog exists because art is available to everyone, not just to “professionals.”
This blog exists because human beings breathe Story, because the world is made of Story, if we only have eyes to see.
This blog exists to seize Story by the throat and reclaim it for our modern souls.
Are you with me? Or even just a little curious? Keep reading.
Further exploration of purpose: