“The key the future of the world …”

“The key the future of the world …”

Pete Seeger was a singer, songwriter, and lifelong champion for social change. He also recognized the importance of storytelling in effecting that change. From Jon Pareles’ obituary of Pete Seeger in The New York Times: Through the years, Mr. Seeger remained determinedly optimistic. “The key to the future of the world,” he said in 1994, “is […]

“What is the meaning of life?” And how do we capture it in writing … ?

From my friend Susan, posted to her Facebook page, on the anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s birthday: “What is the meaning of life? That was all–a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily […]

“People love stories”

“A final predictor of success is the quality of the story itself. ‘People love stories. The more you see your story as part of a broader narrative, the better,’ Berger says.” — Maria Konnikova in The New Yorker

Making the Case for Tumblr

As someone who constantly recommends the WordPress publishing platform, I’m also intrigued by other blogging platforms, particularly those that promise to be easy to use for non-technical content creators. A recent article from poynter.org makes the case for Tumblr. The article by Mallary Jean Tenore features Mark Coatney, who used to work at Newsweek and […]