From To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Austen, the MCU, and Back Again pt. 1


This is the first of an edited two hour conversation I had with my sister, Celeste Sage-Tate. When she and I get started, we talk about one story that leads to another, and another linking themes and what we’ve learned from them.

Story~Power is now available on Apple, Google and Spotify podcast apps.


Part One
I have had the love of reading since 7th grade. I would spend hours after school just reading and seeing myself in the stories I read. I read many different genres. I do not limit myself. As a Life Coach I have read many books from Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson.

Stories Discussed
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee, Movie, (1962) Robert Mulligan, director
The Crucible – Arthur Miller, Movie, (1996) Nicholas Hytner, director
Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
Gladiator – (2000) Ridley Scott, director
Braveheart – (1995) Mel Gibson, director
Star Trek (all series and movies) Gene Roddenberry creator
Author of note: William Shakespeare
The Stand – Stephen King, Mini-series (1994) Mick Garris, director
Shawshank Redemption – Stephen King, Movie (1994), Frank Darabont, director
The Green Mile – Stephen King, Movie (1999) Frank Darabont, director
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen, Our favorite version – Mini-series (1995) Simon Langton, director 
Dune – Frank Herbert, Movie (1984), David Lynch, director
Finding Nemo – (2003) Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, directors
Bruce Lipton non-fiction books
The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins, Movies, (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,) Gary Ross and Francis Lawrence, directors
A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson
Saving Private Ryan – (1998) Steven Spielberg, director
Wayne Dyer, Spiritual Teacher and Author

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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