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Impervious Dog Mountain Subdued My Pride

A dramatic river valley! This is rugged, steep, and deep. It divides and unites the states of Washington and Oregon. A divider and uniter!   How cool is that?   How many river valleys you know rise fiercely from zero to snow-high levels with no apologies? In spring, the tip of Dog Mountain (Washington side) blooms in millions of wild dwarf sunflowers called yellow Balsamroots.   It took some research to find the name of that precious flower that attracted hundreds of admirers, yet nobody...

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...

Humans of New York: 5 Ways Business Storytellers can Improve their Craft

Very few blogs in the world Command as much respect and admiration Like Humans of New York (HoNY). If you have not heard about HoNY; wake up! If you know of them, then good on you. Let’s pull away the curtain to see the beast behind the blind. How many blogs in the world attract over 17M followers on Facebook? How many have 8.7M fans on Instagram? That is far more than the population of the Big Apple! It even outstrips the population of Florida, and maybe Texas… quote...