The Story Economy Blog

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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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    He is. He knows what’s in my head. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been wrestling with some issue, and then, precisely at 6:31 a.m. the next morning, his blog lays it out in 7 sentences, and suddenly I understand some aspect of it that I…
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