The Story Economy Blog

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    The summer after I graduated from college, I studied for six weeks in London. I have many vivid memories of the jet-lagged bus ride from Gatwick Airport to our dorms at Kings College, and one of them is seeing huge billboards of Tom Cruise’s face,…
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    Two Sundays ago, I fell while running. I was two-and-a-half-miles into a five-mile loop, and I skidded on the pavement so hard, I ripped through the wonder-fiber of my super-expensive ASICS tights and right into my flesh. My right knee and thigh took the…
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    One of my favorite grown-up things to do is talk to groups of students about writing as a career. I love it when I get to tell them: “Hey, you know all of those people who say that you can’t make a good living as a writer? Ignore them all. They are…
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    Football isn’t really my sport. Except there are two things I love to watch. First is when there’s a bunch of fancy action, and suddenly there’s a guy with a ball who is running right through people, creating holes to move where there are no…
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    Do you ever have thoughts in your head that are the exact opposite of what you strive to be about? (I’m loving that it’s a New Year, but I assume you’ve done all of your celebrating, so I’m just going to jump right in.) So, where were we? Ah,…
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