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Storytelling School

Nov 24, 2021

I’m in a movie theater watching the opening to Pixar’s Up. All of a sudden, I can feel the tears welling in my eyes.

I try to keep it together because I’m in a public place and can’t start crying now! And this is an animated movie, so why am I even about to start bawling my eyes out?!

But then I realize, “Hang...

Nov 17, 2021

Years ago, I’m running my software company and gaining some big advertising agencies as clients. 

I think, “All right, I need to learn this industry.” And hey, what better place to start than watching Mad Men? I’m hearing so much about it, so surely it should teach me how the industry works, right?

I start...

Nov 10, 2021

“You have to see this.” That’s the message I see alongside a link sent to me by a friend. “Umm… I’m kind of busy, you know? I’m in the middle of things, working and I don’t have time for links.” I fire back. He insists, “No, you really need to see this.”

So I open up the link and see... an inkblot....

Nov 3, 2021

I’m sitting in the audience in Tampa, Florida as a play has just ended. 

As a civilian not being part of the military, I am speechless reflecting on what I’ve just seen.

Although my Grandpa Joe and Uncle Jack were in the U.S. military many years ago, they never talked about their experiences being enlisted during...