Yearly Archives - 2020

4 Mistakes Business Owners Make in Using Storytelling

Mistake # 1. Avoid Bland and Boring Details It is not enough to share a story. Make sure your story is engaging, captivating, and breathtaking. Consider starting with an inciting incident that shows what is at stake. Why is the protagonist so bent on going on a journey? What will happen if he or she does not get to go on the journey? Show us what is at stake. Is it property, friendship, or life insurance money?   Mistake #2. Avoid Cosmetic...

Gearhart ‘s Queen of Snail Mail is Peerless

Gearhart ‘s Queen of Snail Mail is Peerless She is not only a mail whisperer, but she is also a therapist, humorist, and a battle-weary queen who has found new meaning in her job as an essential worker in pandemic times. Gearhart ‘s Queen of snail mail is no ordinary postal employee. In many ways, she is the pulse of Gearhart, a coastal city sandwiched between Seaside and Warrenton, Oregon. Karynn Kozij is arguably one of the most famous and adored...

A Time for Empathy and Courage

If someone were to ask me, what time is it? I won’t look at my watch, clock, or calendar. Because time is best understood in the context of what is happening. Without context, time is meaningless 6 am in winter, is a far cry from 6 am in summer! Therefore, telling time is not enough without a backdrop. In what times are we living today? First I ‘d say, I wish I knew. If you press on, I ‘d say we are living in pandemic times with...