Monthly Archives: June 2018

Worry!

“You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?” ~Shannon Celebi “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” ~Mark Twain “You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t … Continue reading

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Little Rock, Big God

“But here’s the real reason my heart is so free, I don’t fight for God. My God fights for me.” ~ Little Rock, Big God I have the Dr. Seuss gene. I’m not sure which oddball aunt or uncle bequeathed … Continue reading

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Existentialist Family Holiday

Summer is officially here (in my hemisphere, anyway). And you know what that means: Vacation planning! May your holidays be free of angst. Some tips: Avoid Kafka Festivals, bald sopranos, any town named Weltschmerz, and any place that has No … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 122

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night Previously: Gina learned of B’frona’s fate since she’d left Rennou. What fate awaited her, she wondered. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ It was presumed…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Another Award! So this is cool: My last feature film Over-the-Rhine is now an Official Selection and Nominee at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, one of North America’s largest faith-based fests. We missed the cut last year, but this … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part Two (Conclusion) I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… To read Part One, click here. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Heavens

Like all beings with souls, I have been perpetually in awe of nature. And yet I’ve always yearned for something more. Even before I believed, I looked for what was “behind” the night sky. I sensed that the spiral precision of leaves, the engraver’s … Continue reading

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Alien Sighting!

Aliens have invaded the earth! They come from a dark world with an atmosphere unlike ours. They do not look like us, think like us, or behave like us. They leave enigmatic mounds, and sometimes crop circles like this, which … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part One I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… Some years back, my comedy act Mitch … Continue reading

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Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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