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Author archive for Duncan Kennedy

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    Poetry

    January 4, 2021

    There once was a man from Nantucket… OK, so that’s the start of an infamous limerick. Not quite poetry...

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    Lessons from Live Performance

    December 14, 2020

    Last month’s IDEAS On blog topic was “Improvisation,” and I shared how once-upon-a-previous-lifetime I embraced improv while writing and...

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    Improvisation

    November 1, 2020

    In an early chapter of my life that was several decades ago, I was a writer and performer in...

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    Villains

    October 26, 2020

    A good story must have conflict and one way to drive that dramatic tension is having an antagonist play...

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    Post COVID-19 Realities for Experience Design

    September 14, 2020

    Once there are medically-proven vaccines readily available and it becomes reasonably safe to mingle and assemble among strangers outside...

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    Themed Entertainment’s Obsession with Space Exploration

    August 16, 2020

    Space: the final frontier. These are the visions of themed entertainment. It’s perpetual mission: to generate new revenue, to...

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    Enter Yard Projects

    May 6, 2020

    I have been working remotely for IDEAS since the end of 2009 when we moved from Orlando to Greensboro,...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    JACKRABBIT

    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...

  • Don’t Be A Meanager

    November 20, 2015

    Heard a great term the other day … “meanager” … as in “viciously acerbic, socially cruel, perpetually sarcastic teenager.”...

  • How to (not) Write An RFP

    November 13, 2015

    Part of our business involves responding to RFPs (Request For Proposal). These are usually long and cumbersome documents released...