Beats, rhymes & life

Yep, I wrote about hip hop. Go figure. Not exactly in my comfort zone, but what really is in my comfort zone is seeking out stories about creativity and the genesis of artistic success. Was invited to a screening of the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The...

Inspiration as fuel

I think about inspiration a lot. And, as The Oprah Winfrey Show closes out 25 years today, I honor how much it has inspired me and countless others around the world. Today’s Game Plan: Inspiration as...

Goodnight, happy ending

Just found almost every word of this so astounding in Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac today: Today is the birthday of the author of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon: Margaret Wise Brown, born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1910. Brownie, as...

Legacy

In the June issue of O The Oprah Magazine, there is a Q&A with Oprah and Gayle King reflecting on the 25 years of The Oprah Winfrey Show. One passage from Oprah struck me as so jarring and meaningful. She is talking about the early days of the show and how she...