Sources and references from “At Least There Are No Snakes”
The story about the typo “bare vs bear” in Ric Masten’s song “Let It Be a Dance” is from his website, which was taken down after his death.
The story about flooding in the Netherlands, and the planners who realized their plans could not be implemented was from a privately printed sermon by Peter Putnam.
The bit about Appreciative Inquiry is easily found online, but you might start with an article like this.
Also, I quoted the serpent from George Bernard Shaw’s play “Back to Methuselah” available online!
Finally, the Alan Watts’ telling of the Chinese Farmer story is on YouTube here. Watch it with your kids.. they may learn a new word.