The Story Economy Blog

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    The car is where my 4-year-old and I have the best conversations. There are times when I’m driving and covertly trying to reach into my purse, unlock my iPhone, and hit the “record” button in the voice memo app because I want so badly to capture…
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    I spent last Friday on a video shoot, because I had written a script for a commercial (a piece my client is using for a corporate show and their You Tube channel). I got to write a whole scenario, involving actors with dialog and a little kitchen demo.…
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    Joni Mitchell’s Blue crushes me, inspires me, and makes me want to hug my husband and kids ferociously. It doesn’t matter that it was another generation’s music. When I listen, it’s about me. After listening to Blue while making pizza on…
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    Our air-conditioning is broken. As I write this (literally), I’m peeking out my office window, waiting for the guy to come and fix it. I trust that after we pay him $1,200, we will have new coils. Which means we will have air-conditioning. I’d love…
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    Weeds don’t stop. And since I’m not into weed killer, it’s me against them—all season long, year after year. I pull 150 of them, and the next week, 200 grow back. Just as I’m yanking one by the root, the wind is scattering the seeds for…
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