Monthly Archives: June 2018


“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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