The Story Economy Blog

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    I’ve started many newsletters over the past several weeks, but none felt right. What to say, where there is so much to say, and yet, such a deluge of information that it feels exhausting to contribute to it? So I’m just going to tell you how I broke…
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      My cat and my town are both named Madeira, and right now, they are both having some problems. My Cincinnati suburb of 9,000 and my honey-colored tabby are each acting out because they are uncomfortable with change. The cat is pretty…
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    The house is quiet for the first time in five months. Masks in hand, my children are going back to school this morning. To fifth grade and seventh grade. Back to the school they haven’t seen the inside of since March 13th. Back to their friends. Back…
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    This is the first summer since 2010 that I’ve been home, like really home. The past nine summers all involved intense traveling and working long days to write scripts for live corporate events, like sales meetings. Since in-person meetings are not a…
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    I’m trying to make May be May, but it’s not going so well. Everything that is May to me—family gatherings, milestone celebrations (someone is always graduating in a family as big as mine), anticipation of summer, planning vacation—is not…
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