Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Filmmaker’s Journal

Keep it Real. Even When it’s Fake Two years ago, on the verge of directing my first feature film, I wrote things that would seem irrelevant to my second feature (now entering pre-production). After all, the film we were shooting … Continue reading

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True Freedom

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:31-32

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Fitting In

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by cleverly, stubbornly, or ironically adapting themselves to the space they’re allotted. Which is the way most of us live our lives, come to think of it.

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My wife and I kept watch over our little house last night: she from midnight to three, I from three to six. Thanks to us, all evil marauders steered clear. As did sleep. A Dozen Thoughts on Sleep “How do … Continue reading

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Only Love

“If I have prophetic powers, and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and have the faith to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”  ~1 Corinthians 13:2 Only love can make us whole. Only love can … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 113

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Two: Everything (Continued) Previously: As they journeyed east, Zack and Gina were haunted by increasingly violent nightmares. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina had slept less than…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

 Official Trailer for The Tribunal I’ve talked a lot about my feature film Over-the-Rhine, and about Notzilla, my in-the-works monster movie spoof  But up until now I’ve said little about my executive producer Mike Mergler or St. Michael Movies, the production … Continue reading

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Mowing the Straight and Narrow

It’s spring. Gentlemen and gentlewomen, start you mowers! When we finally bought a house with an actual yard, I was excited about mowing. Yeah, I got over it. Still, if ya got grass, ya gotta mow, and that means: Ya … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Here’s a thought: This year for Earth Day, instead of giving our planet a Present Let’s give it a Future

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If I Could Just Fix Everyone…

              “To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler,          and less trouble.” ~Mark Twain “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming … Continue reading

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