Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fallmost

We’re slipping into fallmost, almost fall, the not-quite season. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it… Fallmost has a certain wistfulness, a sweet, fleeting uncertainty. It’s warm rather than hot, soft rather than sultry. Early quitter leaves flutter to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 132

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 help of her brother and B’frona, Gina finally vanquished the Questing Beast. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ All that remained…

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Unintended Messages

God: “Keep up the good work, folks. But about that marquee…” Associate: “May I help–“ Customer: “No! Thanks, I’m good!” Can a nature film show too much nature? I don’t know, that just seems wrong, eh. And do not, repeat … Continue reading

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Overcoming “That Guy”

Have you ever crashed head-on into the old you, and discovered how much you dislike that worldly, self-absorbed person? I have. And, truth be told, there’s still far too much of him in me–1% would be too much, and frankly … Continue reading

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Faith

Please God When my words speak more of faith than my actions do correct me “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the body, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I met this girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought I’d found heaven.…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Family that Makes Films Together… I frequently post entries about my adventures in filmmaking. But more and more, filmmaking seems to run in the family. My wife Trudy plays a huge role in every stage of the films I … Continue reading

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Instant Wisdom

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “And then goes on and on for like freakin’ forever!” ~Derek Tzu (Lao’s nephew) If only wisdom were microwaveable.

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The Wishing Map 131

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: Gina began her final defense against the suddenly-immense Questing Beast. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Every few seconds the Beast tried to free itself…

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The Right Thing

It finally happened where I live: four people (including the shooter himself) died and two were injured in Cincinnati last week when an angry, paranoid young man opened fire in a bank lobby. The horrific event happened just off Fountain … Continue reading

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