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What I observed about storytelling during a Backstreet Boys concert.

028Yes, I just admitted that. Backstreet was back (alright!) in Vancouver last night, and I was singing along to nearly every song. I was admittedly a bit secretive about attending, but once I was there, I had no choice but to sing (sing, croak, whatever it was my vocal cords attempted to do) – and I had a lot of fun.

While I did watch the boy band (“boys” who are now pushing 40) recap their wide catalogue of Top 40 singles and get down (and move it all around) to the original choreography, I spent most of the night looking around at the audience – mostly made up of millenials like myself along with many middle-aged women (my wife even saw one of her college professors busting it to “Larger Than Life”). Nearly everyone was singing, swaying and smiling to every line of factory-produced cheesiness in the songs. Read the rest of this entry »

A call to joyful, mindless fun. Maybe.

The past few weeks have found me working two full-time jobs: Editing from 9 to 5 and then finalizing the production details of my novel – plus all the social gatherings that come with summer. I felt tired. Spent. Constantly counting down the days till I go on vacation.

That’s when I have to ask myself: Do I really want to go through my life checking off the days on a calendar?

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”
Seth Godin

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