From Boycotts to Girlcotts: (Re)storying neighbourhood coffee shops

On Monday, I had breakfast with a friend and colleague.  She’d emailed suggesting we meet at Starbucks to plan a project we’ve been mulling over these last few months.  Starbucks has made a fortune out of being everyone’s global/local coffee shop, storying itself as a multinational pillar of the community. This friendly neighbourhood tale hasContinue reading “From Boycotts to Girlcotts: (Re)storying neighbourhood coffee shops”

Friday Findings: coming home

On my nightstand: Geoff Mead’s Coming Home to Story In my wallet, a Love Your Indie card.  The loyalty card that works across 136 bookshops in the UK.  I picked mine up at Word Power Books. The sacred power of listening, which forms the foundation for all good storytelling. How the story of entitlement threatens allContinue reading “Friday Findings: coming home”

Fab Friday Links: from subway pics to woodland whimsy

On my nightstand:  This year’s (2013) winner of the Dundee International Book Prize: In the Rosary Garden by Nicola White Healthy never tasted so good: The Life Changing Loaf of Bread Stan Raucher’s photos from subways around the world, a glimpse of everyday human intimacy.  My favourite, the one from Metro Line 3 Mexico City:Continue reading “Fab Friday Links: from subway pics to woodland whimsy”