Tim, great article. I’m new to Medium and I am finding fascinating the quality of the articles I keep on finding here. But what I found more amusing is the fact that just yesterday, I decided to start writing, and my first articles was exactly the same topic you are addressing here.
I believe that my story-telling skills are far beyond from many of the authors here, but anyways, if you want to give it a look, here is the link:
Keep up the interesting work, I really enjoy this kind of writing!