Posts Written OnSeptember 2015

Matterhorn peak in summer, photo by Heidi M. Kim

2015 is the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the famous Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. Since that time, the mountain has claimed more than 500 people who have tried to reach its summit. In 1865, countries were assembling teams of climbers who were competing to be the first to plant their flag at the top. I recently learned about the various people in the first summit party. Each had their role in the rope line and in the climb overall. One of the most incredible jobs was that of the foot-setter. A Swiss guide had a young son who…

Walt Disney, image for non-commercial reuse

  One of the things I never expected when I transitioned into writing was the sheer number of difficult days that are involved in the writing process. When I first thought I wanted to become a full-time writer, I was most familiar with the days or moments when the stories ideas flow, when the words sing in my mind’s ear, when it feels like the world of writing is the Happiest Place on Earth. O! The awakening! Years ago, when I was working in innovation, I learned about a model that Walt Disney was said to have used in approaching…