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Dream Career Toolkit: The Power of Being a “Yes”

Have you ever noticed that some people are naturally either a “yes” or a “no?”  I don’t mean that their answer to your question will always be “yes.”  What I mean is, whatever the answer, with some people we feel positive and supported. Whereas, with other people, we feel shut down.  Or, that the...

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Behind the Lines with DR: Writer as Sacrificial Lamb aka Doug a la Carte

Gary Ross, writer-director of films such as Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, invited me to join in a round-table luncheon with Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey. The congressman had shown interest in meeting with movie-making word-merchants to discuss a subject plaguing that particular news quarter: Violence in Movies. The tragic events of Columbine were still in the...