Storytelling has existed since the first humans turned grunts and utterances into words and phrases. It was as essential for survival as flint and fire. Once basic needs such as food and shelter are met, we quickly turn to an innate desire for telling and hearing stories. As a new author, I find myself examining this human need of the story. What purpose does it serve, what hole does it fill?
When you start a new business, and that business does something extremely pleasant, you would do well to name it after your wife. This was Ed Durin’s line of thinking when he founded Dorothy Ann Bakery in St. Paul. But when you buy a successful business, and you have no desire to confuse its regulars, you would do just as well to keep its name in place. Hopefully Wally Grochowski’s own wife agreed when he took over Dorothy Ann Bakery in 1951.
Nostalgia by the Hour!
Video games have gotten a whole lot bigger and a whole lot prettier in recent years. At the same time they have become far less social – unless you count “social” as having a hypercaffeinated latchkey kid screech at you through your headset because you just sniped him in Counter-Strike.