I really can’t help myself — I spent so many years as a journalist that I look for stories in what I’m hearing or seeing, and then think about how to tell them. The online world has changed what makes for good storytelling. But I don’t think it’s changed our human need to connect with the life going on around us through authentic, well-constructed stories.
So how would I tell yours? Here are some recent examples…
"I started with one table, 50 empanadas, and my baby boy in a backpack." Meet Ana Araguas of Ana's Empanadas.
Before she lived in Vermont, Ana Araguas lived in Brooklyn. And before she lived in Brooklyn, she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And when she lived in Argentina -- before she made a living during the summer making and selling her incredibly popular empanadas -- she was a ballet dancer ... for a series on farmer's market vendors for the blog The Lowdown.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: What It Took Sabil & Sons To Clean Up Today's I-89 Truck Rollover Mess. "I Really, Really Hate Paper."
What first hits you is the subtle smell: a blend of exotic spices, inviting but impossible to pin down. A few steps in and it’s your eyes that don’t know where to land ... from a paid series of posts for Little Istanbul.