Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Seeking Truth
“Those of us who dare tell stories for a living — true stories — often talk about our place in the tribe. Since we first scratched images on the rocks, we have been the scribes — the keepers of history. We bear witness when others cannot. We ask the questions others will not. At our best, we are the guardians of truth — or at least its seekers.” 

—Jacqui Banaszynski, writer, editor and journalism professor, “Homage to a Storyteller: Eulogy for Alex Tizon,” April 1, 2017. Tizon obit

Editorial Comment: Tell me a story that’s real and true.

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1 comment:

  1. Alert WORDster Nova Scotia editor David Holt clicked through the Jacqui Banaszynski's eulogy for Alex Tizon, and notes this additional quotable nugget from that piece:

    "Alex was all that and more. He was, by his own admission, drawn to the darkness as a storyteller – but never without hunting for flashes of light that offer some illumination or meaning.

    "He was, I think, a fire carrier. That rare member of the tribe who, even in the darkness, tended an ember and kept it alive, and used it to help light our way – to help us go through life unblind."