For many years we have been using storytelling as a tool for teaching the skills and the attitudes of resilience. Storytelling has been around since the first human beings sat down around a fire and talked about their lives. These first training sessions on resilience occurred thousands of years ago. From campfires to fireplaces to potbellied stoves to water coolers, we continue to tell stories about resilience.
In more recent times, we’ve written these down in the form of novels and biographies. Even more recently we’ve recorded them on tape and film, and, most recently on the internet. We have used Reaching Home and other novels as a primary tool in teaching these skills and attitudes. We feel this is an appropriate time to release the sequel to Reaching Home, First Night: The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism, here on the internet. We will be releasing a chapter per week, for the next fifty-one weeks, beginning 01/01/2017. For those of you who do not wish to wait for the next weekly chapter, you can order a hard copy or a download from the publisher Reed Edwards Company.