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    The Stars Shine Brightest in The Night

    December 18, 2018

    We are approaching Winter in Boulder (perhaps already in Winter, my friends can’t agree on an answer). The sun...

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    A.D. After Death and Immortality

    December 11, 2018

    Why are we obsessed with death? Why are we so fascinated with immortality? Maybe because death is a true...

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    December 11, 2018

    This is very stream of consciousness. Sorry.   If you caught my last blog,,then you already know I don’t...

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    @OliviatheBird: Twitter is Hard

    December 9, 2018

    2014: @OliviatheBird: Twitter is fun 2018: @OliviatheBird: I’m going through all my old tweets for a blog post. This is wild....

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    Let’s Chat

    December 8, 2018

    I have epilepsy, I have OCD, I have an eating disorder…and I’m cool with talking about that. I wasn’t...

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    A Simple Observation

    December 7, 2018

    I have been interested in Mythology for a very long time. I learned about the Greek Myths in elementary...

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    November 19, 2018

    Note: This is not one of those “what you look like doesn’t matter, it’s what’s on the inside that...

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    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

    November 12, 2018

    What would you do if you were just casually walking home from work and you saw a 10-foot tall...

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    Old Soul, Young Blood

    November 12, 2018

    Indiana is eternity. The passage of each season here is but a retelling of the poignant past that is...

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    Our Favorite Shakespeare Quotes Used In Business 

    November 7, 2018

      Victoria Greene is an ecommerce marketing expert, freelance writer and big fan of Shakespeare. She loves to help small...

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    A Ghost Story

    October 31, 2018

    The Tragedy of Lily Spectre Once upon a time there was a lonely ghost who fell in love with...

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    Still Need A Halloween Costume? Look No Further.

    October 28, 2018

    Halloween is one of my favorite, if not my definite favorite, holidays. Weirdly it’s been kind of depressing these...

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    Creative Time Management

    October 22, 2018

    What’s your relationship to time and time management? Mine is…okay, but I’m one of those people who sees a...

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    Never Delete Your Stories

    October 21, 2018

    This is not an original idea by any means. I don’t know how many people, writers, whoever, have advised...

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    I Am An Infinite Number of People

    October 19, 2018

    So, I was talking to my roommate, I don’t know how this even happened, I must of at some...

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    October 18, 2018

    Once in a while we find somebody who gets brand the way we do at IDEAS. There’s always something...

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    We Are Still Nothing

    October 16, 2018

    Disclaimer: I’m a writer, not a scientist, but I try. There are at least 200 billion stars in our galaxy. Can...

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    On the Importance of the 13th Doctor

    October 10, 2018

    When I’m reading a book or a comic, or watching a movie, or a tv show, or whatever form...

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    October 9, 2018

    It’s October, season of pretty leaves and pumpkin spice everything and very tired artists who decide to commit to...

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    The Silent Power of Visual Storytelling

    September 30, 2018

    I am in this class on comic and graphic novels. If you don’t know the difference between the two...

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    Gather your Vegetables

    September 23, 2018

    Welcome back to cooking with Olivia, where I tell you about the recipes I make up and you have...

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    “One in A Million, That is You”

    September 15, 2018

    I had been meaning to replay Device 6 for a long time, but I never had the time. Of...

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    A Brief History of Why Frozen Chicken is the Worst

    September 11, 2018

    Brittny Cook is a Theatre and Computer Science major at the University of Colorado Boulder. You can follow her...

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    A Literal Recipe

    September 7, 2018

    So, I am a college student which means I tend to get creative with my food. Of course, there’s...

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    Thoughts on “It Devours!”

    September 6, 2018

    I believe in mountains. There. I said it. It’s a little hard not to living in Boulder. My friend...

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    September 5, 2018

    You may eventually get tired of me writing about writing, but hopefully today is not that day. I have...

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    August 22, 2018

    In our Zen tradition, we learn from the Buddha’s perspective that there is no-coming, no-going. That is a teaching...

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    In Another Dimension

    August 18, 2018

    You know how little ads sometimes pop up on Facebook that tell you about fascinating attractions that you’ll probably...

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    New Music

    August 16, 2018

    I often like to listen to music with my eyes closed. That way I can live inside of the...

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    Organic Gardening For The Beginner: Part Two

    July 31, 2018

    Okay, if you are just tuning in, you might wish to read my previous blog post first. Here’s where...

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    Organic Gardening for The Beginner

    July 29, 2018

    In the last several years, I’ve been working to get healthier. I’ve taken up vegetarian eating (again), and I...

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    How to Make A Dragon in 7 Easy Steps

    July 22, 2018

    I recently found that I was in need of a small dragon. Perhaps not something you hear said every...

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    Diamonds. So Many Diamonds.

    June 27, 2018

    Full disclosure, I haven’t seen any of the other Ocean’s movies, until recently I didn’t even know that Ocean...

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    Age of The Introverts

    June 27, 2018

    I would certainly be considered an introvert, at least a partial introvert, so this article was encouraging. Good to...

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    All About Villains

    June 12, 2018

    People like villains in fiction. I know I do. They’re great characters. They’re fun to hate, or sympathize with,...

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    So Many Books, So Little Time

    June 8, 2018

    Honestly, I needed this article. I love books, but I am so behind on everything I want to read....

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    Olivia’s Top Six Podcasts

    June 7, 2018

    I don’t know about you, but I love a good podcast. So, yesterday I was thinking about one of...

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    Fictional Realities

    June 5, 2018

    Stories are gateways to alternate realities?! Wild! (I knew it all along, don’t tell anyone). This interesting article from...

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    Corellia, Coaxium, and Capes: A Han Solo Story

    June 2, 2018

    It’s been a good year for movies so far, the kind I like at least. We got Black Panther,...

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    Cliché Musings

    May 31, 2018

    I have a friend who is currently applying to college. Like me, this will be her second college, and...

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    That Which Defies Language  

    May 24, 2018

      “It felt like I was drowning, underwater-no, that’s not right, I love water, water feels right, it felt...

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    Good Old Systems

    May 15, 2018

    A while back, I discussed (politely, with just a light dusting of snark) what I call the “danger of...

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    Wednesday Words: Avengers: Infinity War

    May 2, 2018

    Disclaimer: I usually try to keep these little reviews a bit, relaxed, balanced, literary I suppose? This is going to...

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    Cultural Exploration

    May 1, 2018

    Travel broadens you, they say. Well, exploring other cultures doesn’t always require a passport. I spent the weekend at...

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    Me and Mrs. Bush

    April 18, 2018

    In the early summer of 1992 I got a call from my boss. “Bob, I need you and your...

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    Real Magic

    April 9, 2018

    He was burnished auburn and had a philosopher’s face and began a slow and methodical descent, each hand and...

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    An Invitation

    March 31, 2018

    Stories are a big part of my life. It is a part of my job, blogging and running social...

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    Wednesday Words: Heartless

    March 27, 2018

    Book: Heartless Author: Marissa Meyer Summary: An imagining of the origin story of The Queen of Hearts    ...

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    Recycling: Why Storytellers Like Shakespeare Love Tropes

    March 26, 2018

    Image credit: Maxwell Air Force Base   Victoria Greene is an ecommerce marketing expert and freelance writer who considers...

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    Wednesday Words: Hamlet

    March 13, 2018

      Play: Hamlet Scene: Act 5, Scene 1 Playwright: William Shakespeare Summary: A tragic ghost story about Prince Hamlet’s...

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    Start Strong

    March 9, 2018

    Good stories have a well-baited hook in the first few sentences that grab the reader/listener/audiences’ attention and plants a...

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    Wednesday(Thursday) Words: “The Shape of Water”

    March 8, 2018

    Book: The Shape of Water Author: Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus Summary: Based on Guillermo Del Toro’s movie of...

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    Storytellers on The Topic of Character

    March 3, 2018

    Olivia Allen: I have a character who has a cameo in almost every story that I write. She sometimes...

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    Wednesday Words: The Night Circus

    February 21, 2018

        Book: The Night Circus  Author: Erin Morgenstern  Summary: We watch the magical development of two destined competitors,...

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    “Real Life”

    February 19, 2018

    “They’re like that on social media, but are they like that in real life?” “Oh, people can make that...

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    Wednesday Words: Turtles All The Way Down

    February 14, 2018

      Book: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Summary: We follow the mystery of missing billionaire, Russell...

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    Model Railroading

    February 12, 2018

    Model and toy trains have fascinated adults and children since the early 1900’s. While most of today’s kids spend...

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    Wednesday Words: “The Garden of Forking Paths”

    February 6, 2018

      Book: Ficciones, “The Garden of Forking Paths” Author: Jorge Luis Borges Translators: Helen Temple and Ruthven Todd Summary:...

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    The Tyranny of The “Thing”

    February 3, 2018

    I am not a qualified cultural anthropologist, but I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that we live, perhaps...

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    We Are Nothing

    January 20, 2018

    Disclaimer: I’m a writer, not a scientist, but I try. There are at least 200 billion stars in our...

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    How Do You Approach Life?

    December 31, 2017

    With a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions on the way, I thought I would share a personal observation...

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    Scrooge’s Gift

    December 25, 2017

    “Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old...

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    Introducing Your Child to Music 101

    December 18, 2017

    My daughter is on the cusp of being a “tweenager” so her musical interests are now influenced by what...

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    Creative Communities

    December 11, 2017

    AIGA, The Professional Association for Design, is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. With 70 chapters...

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    The Flame Behind The Story

    December 4, 2017

      Emily McDeed is a young storyteller IDEAS has worked with in the past, she’s written fiction for the...

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    Theater Parent 101

    November 27, 2017

    Our 11-year old child loves musical theater and has developed a plan for getting on Broadway by the age...

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    How to Carve a Turkey

    November 22, 2017

    We have all been there. Either sitting at the table waiting … or worse, watching, as a well-intentioned host...

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    How to Smoke a Turkey

    November 20, 2017

    There are lots of ways to smoke a turkey. One is to beat them badly in a race. Another...

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    The Discovery of Tangible Music

    November 20, 2017

    I adore music. I love listening to it, I love singing it. I don’t think I necessarily listen to...

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    On Saturdays

    November 13, 2017

    Let me be clear first-the traumatic brain injury that we now know happens in contact sports-specifically football-cannot be left...

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    Writers as Actors

    October 30, 2017

    As we move into November, in which some people participate in National Novel Writing Month(NaNoWriMo), and try to write...

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    The Future Might Be Okay

    October 23, 2017

    I had a great moment last week. After waiting in line for technical difficulties to be solved (see end...

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    October 9, 2017

    I didn’t do the high school or college reunion thing. I have often been just the faintest bit envious...

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    Home Automation

    September 25, 2017

    I have been interested in Home Automation since childhood. It started with adding timers to Christmas decorations. Nearly every...

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    Is It Marketing or Sales?

    September 18, 2017

    I was surprised when I recently Googled this question. Not because there was so much out there but because...

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    Unsung Heroes

    September 13, 2017

    With Hurricane Irma now hundreds of miles away, most Floridians are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Yes, there...

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    A Small Place in The Universe

    September 11, 2017

    We just experienced a total eclipse of the sun, at least in some parts of the world, my part...

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    Social Media Marketing. WHY?

    September 3, 2017

    So I’ve been told that each of us here at IDEAS will now be creating a blog entry every...

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    Helping Houston Recover from Hurricane Harvey

    August 28, 2017

    Many of us have been following the reports this past weekend of Hurricane Harvey making landfall in the Gulf...

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    The Healthiest Community in the Nation Begins with Me

    August 21, 2017

    Okay…so you might say that maybe that title is a little conceited. But when the West Orange Healthcare District...

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    Making the Most of the Solar Eclipse

    August 17, 2017

    It seems that everyone is gearing up for the solar eclipse on Monday. So here are some tips to...

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    Team IDEAS: Larry Stauffer

    August 14, 2017

    I work with tour operators and destinations to create unique tour experiences. I aspire to raise these experiences to...

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    A World Connected by Stories

    August 7, 2017

    Here’s a truth: I never really pictured myself living the life I am currently living. This isn’t a complaint...

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    Shakespeare, #Relatable

    July 31, 2017

    William Shakespeare. Some people hate him, some people love him, some people go on and on about how he...

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    How to Ensure Your VR Experience is a Success

    July 24, 2017

    We’ve been talking with a lot of people about 360 VR recently since the success of Future Flight at...

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    The Internet As a Home

    July 16, 2017

    So, I’ve been hearing a lot about net neutrality lately. And by lately, I mean today, Wednesday, July 2nd,...

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    Collaboration, Partnership and Filling Vacuums

    July 10, 2017

    I admit an experience-based bias here. I come from music, filmmaking and immersive entertainment design—disciplines that are that are...

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    July 3, 2017

    One of IDEAS long-time story advocates and best-of-breed creative collaborators, Larry Littlebird, recently passed along an interesting opportunity that...

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    One Time I Made up a Mosquito Called ZippyMcFee and I Have No Regrets

    June 26, 2017

    In the relative scope of things, I have not been writing for a very long time. To be fair,...

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    Alabama Careers? SUCCESS!

    June 19, 2017

    One of the best things about using story as a design system is that we often discover that our...

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    Bringing Your Gift

    June 11, 2017

    A year ago this weekend, a man, a very broken and damaged man, killed 49 of my neighbors and...

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    DOGMA & Values

    April 2, 2017

    DOGMA A point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. VALUE Important and lasting insights...

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    A New Face at IDEAS

    February 25, 2017

    Do you ever think about the invisible “I”? The face that hides behind the Twitter account? The speaker in...

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    Inspired By Chaos

    February 15, 2017

    Welcome to the Creative Jungle At IDEAS we thrive on great creative partnerships. Jeff Janes was the lead designer from...

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    Behind the Scenes at Houston LIVE

    February 1, 2017

    It takes a lot to put a show together. Having a theatre background, I know this better than most....

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    RFPs Hinder Innovation

    February 1, 2017

    RFP stands for Request for Proposal, but it may as well stand for Recipe for Plain. When big companies...

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    Art and the Super Bowl?

    January 30, 2017

    When most people think of the Super Bowl they think of football. This is the natural reaction. Even people...

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    Future Flight

    January 24, 2017

    If you look now, at photos and videos of the Future Flight Drop Tower at Super Bowl LIVE, you…

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    Branding an Election

    August 8, 2016

    There will be no politics discussed here! That said, the presidential campaigns are fascinating when viewed through the lens...

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    Why Pokemon Go Is Good for Your Health and the Economy

    July 11, 2016

    What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a mobile game that was just released here in the United States...

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