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The McDonaldization of Superb Stores

Photo by Hanson Lu on UnsplashThe store originated in Sparks, Nevada, in 1986. For those of us who live in Denver, the warehouse, which was housed in a huge facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming, presented a decadent day’s drive and time to spend…

Dealing with Cancer the Only Way I Know How

I went back to the hospital for tests. On the way, I remember wondering if I’d ever look at the sunrise in the same way again. Later, Nicola and Artemus arrived as I emerged from a bleary anaesthetic stupor. “It’s not good news, I’m afraid.…

The Playfulness of Anne Frank

Today (June 12) is my birthday — and also the birthday of Anne Frank, who would have been 89 years old today. In my book Lifelong Kindergarten, I describe how the story of Anne Frank provided me, unexpectedly, with new insights into the…

Talking to anger.

The coaching topic that I’m working on right now is, “To more skillfully process my anger in the moment so I can capture the core insight it has to offer and bring that clarity into my writing.” This is important to me because I want to…

How Not to Write a Masterpiece

Don’t save your words for special occasionsI am a writer and for better or for worse, with all it’s ups and downs, have been one for most of my life.I have written for money. I have written for free. I have written for my own pleasure and I…

Thar Be Dragons!

A week in Austin Bat Cavern's Wonderful Realism Workshop By Liz Windisch This workshop was possible in part by grants from the Webber Structure and Texas Commission on the Arts. Versus the background of a chalkboard covered in chalk…

Interview (Part 1): Scott Derrickson

Scott Myers: You grew up in Colorado. How would you describe your family life as a youth?Scott Derrickson: Through elementary and middle school I lived in a working class, blue‑collar neighborhood. An even mixture of Mexicans and whites — …
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