Author: Mark S. Meritt

For Your Consideration

With so much great material out there on creativity and positive change, there are always going to be items still on the reading list. Once I sample something for myself, I’ll give it its own post. Until then, when there’s…

Our Whole Lives

This song was written as a submission for American Idol’s first songwriter contest. Howard and Mark used Appreciative Inquiry to tailor the song for the program — the first time either of them had created a song fully through the…

Come Out

This song was written for a compilation album of songs inspired by the work of Daniel Quinn. Mark wanted to throw things for a loop with this song about being true to who you are. The appreciative approach he took…

Three Times a Burger

This song was written as a submission for Wendy’s Search for Sizzlin’ Sounds Contest, in which Wendy’s sought to judge the best song about hamburgers. Learn more about Potluck’s custom songwriting service which uses Appreciative Inquiry to draw out your…

The Unexplainable Bonefish

This piece was written as the theme music to a proposed television series in which host Dr. Wiley Bonefish and a crew of puppet lab assistants would humorously help kids explore paranormal science using the scientific method. The blend of…