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#19: Wisdom from comics

This week I ponder the wisdom we receive from the stories we love. /// You can run all your life and not go anywhere. Mike For years, Social Distortion’s Ball & Chain has been a favorite song of mine. I was home from college in the summer of ‘92. And one night a friend wanted me to join him to see some bands I’d never heard of, in a venue that I’d never been to: the venerable Toad’s Place in New Haven. He was always into new music and new bands, but I was suspicious of his taste in music....

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It’s all about getting specific


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#18: It’s all about getting *specific*

Where my opening quote is reflected in everything this week. /// Some things, when you get specific, apply to so many of us. Neil This was Neil’s realization after he started getting more honest & personal in his writing – personally specific & honest. People started coming up to him and telling him how they related to this character or that character, to this scene or that scene. They understood. They knew. For a storyteller, the goal is not simply to entertain people (that’s how we get Michael Bay). We’re all flawed people and the storytellers are the ones working...

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