Monthly Archives: September 2018

Our Journey Together

And the moment we think we are taking the journey alone, we have lost our way. Let us double back and find our travelling companions, and rediscover the One who put our feet on this path. Together.

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When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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How to be Free

Francis of Assisi got his first taste of freedom in a prison cell. True freedom lives, if we allow it to, inside of us. As a kid growing up in smog-strangled Los Angeles I heard a radio ditty about a … Continue reading

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Caption this Photo

Mount Tushmore? Potential U. S. Supreme Court nominees? Mount Rushmore seen from the Canadian side? American voters during the upcoming elections? ∴ Now it’s your turn! All suggestions appreciated. I promise not to take you for granite (rim shot).

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The Wishing Map 133

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 (continued) Previously: With the Questing Beast vanquished, Gina was finally able to sleep. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ She was in a lovely semi-coma…

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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The Phases of Adulthood

Why are there so many names for the different phases of life from birth through teens (baby, toddler, pre-schooler, kindergartner, grade-schooler, pre-teen, tweener) and almost none for the 60+ years that follow? It’s not fair! I mean, you’re not just … Continue reading

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