Monthly Archives: April 2016

Notes to Self

How chairs become soiled: Break eggs before new neighbors hatch: Yard Sale: Possible deal on some used kids? Brains are handy. Get one.  

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All Books Without “Girl” in Title Banned!

New York, April 31, 2016 (United Press Irrational) – For the last eight years, the #1 best-selling book in America has had the word Girl in its title: 2009 – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2010 – The Girl … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 10

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued) Previously: Gina and Zack continued to obsess over the mysterious Map. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Almost two months had…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

(This is #2 in a series about my current feature film project. To read #1, click here.) We have a cast! And we meet next week to read through the screenplay together. So I’m deep in the throes of anxcitement … Continue reading

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The Cross

The cross isn’t a means of forgiveness. It’s proof of it.

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Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

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The Wishing Map 9

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued) Previously: Zack and Gina were given a mysterious Map and told, “It’s time.” ⇔ ⇔ ⇔…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Less than a month from now we begin shooting Over-the-Rhine, my first feature film as a writer-director. I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family (aww) and partly because I’ll … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 8

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Two: Aunt Aloysia (continued) Previously: Gina and Zack’s mysterious Aunt Aloysia arrived, announcing that they had serious “business to attend to.” ⇔…

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Rootbound

Trees that outgrow their planters (and plants that outgrow their pots) become rootbound–strangled by their own roots. Unable to grow. Unable to take in nutrients. What to do? First, remove the plant from its too-small container. Second, trim away the … Continue reading

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