Throughout the history of the human journey, we find evidence of the stories. These stories are created, originally by sounds or words, and the development of independent languages due to the expansion of tribes or peoples. As we began to spread around the world, languages changed and developed through time and the diversity of human experience. They necessarily indicated food, water, shelter, danger, and life and death. In time, the use of language also became a vehicle for the human imagination as people began to explore their place in the world; their history, their struggles and fears. They were both family/tribal stories as well as stories of individuals. Many of the stories were passed down through many generations, acquiring embellishments and gaps of memory. Today, at the death of a family or tribal member, we tell stories from individual perspectives, both exaggerated but true at the same time. We also tell stories of our ancestors on the tribal level or of certain important moments of our history. We remember the successes while forgetting the failures; over time our stories become myths, or incomplete and emphasizing the great accomplishments that may have taken many lives, much suffering and much time, while emphasizing the accomplishment in a nutshell. Stories written on cave walls about the struggle to find food and to defeat or to be defeated by their competitors. The universe has been telling stories for billions of years, yet we ar able to condense this story to a few pages of written words. Looking backwards, we only see the story from the present time and place.
Born Urbana Illinois 1938. Grew up in Rantoul, with 4 younger brothers an 3 younger sisters. U.S. Airforce 1956 - 1960. Post Office 1960-1962. Viatorian Religious Congregation 1962 - present. B.A. Anthropology - Loyola University, Chicago. MSA University of Notre Dame; Seminary/Theology Washington Theological Coalition, Washington D.C. 1970 - 1973. Griffin High School Springfield, IL; Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saint Viator High School, Arlington Heights; Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Bourbonnais, IL St. Martin de Porres Cristo Rey High School, Waukegan, IL; Saint Viator Parish, Chicago; presently retired.