The Story Economy Blog

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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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    As I drove by the house around the corner last Thursday morning, I saw the bulldozer at the ready. A late 1940s house built during that post-World War II boom, it was a house not unlike my own 1940s Cape Cod. Except it was about to go bye-bye, so that a…
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    For years, I neatly printed my list of deadlines on the tiny orange dry erase board that hangs above my desk. It was a checklist-at-a-glance. (I love lists.) But earlier this year, I realized something: I already had a day planner that detailed out my…
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    My husband and I have been having the same argument about Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles for 10 years. Yes, we are that nerdy. But not only is Hardy a pretty decent writer, he’s also the reason my husband and I met (really). It goes…
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    As a kid, I couldn’t hit, throw, kick, catch, or volley, and I didn’t understand how anyone ever knew what to do with the ball on a giant field or court where everyone is running. (I was a gymnast, so I knew exactly how to move my own body in space;…
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