A (New) Home

Nearly two months ago my family moved into a new (to us) home, only a few miles from our previous home in Salem, Oregon. The process of looking, then selling and buying, happened so fast I’ve spent these past two months processing its significance. The obvious question you might have is: Why would I go…

Break the Comfort

In narrative structure, especially in movies, there is a component called the “inciting incident.” This is the moment when the seemingly comfortable story begins to build a conflict. Without the inciting incident, we’re far less likely to stay engaged with the story. Imagine watching William Wallace battle England in Braveheart without having first watched the…