Monthly Archives: October 2019

Our True Colors?

I love to see the leaves change color in autumn, don’t you? Except that it’s a myth. Leaves don’t change color. My wife and I often walk in the woods. We’re blessed to live near Mount Airy Forest in Cincinnati, the oldest “urban forest” in the U.S., and what we’ve learned (as … Continue reading

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October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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You’re Peculiar

It was 1999 (as in “party like it’s…”). I was wearing khakis and a polo shirt, and was about to do a reading of my autobiographical poem Fool’s Odyssey for a room full of clove cigarette-smoking hipsters, identically clad in … Continue reading

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Time-Riders

Originally posted on MY WALL:
Darkness dances in the margins. Shadows lengthen. Wildflowers, shed their blooms, one by one and the meadows echo with the wind’s sighs. Geese, once more, darken the blue skies punctuating their flight with honking cries.…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Sunny Winter Movie Fests! Our feature film Notzilla is in the running for awards at two more festivals! The Florida Comedy Film Festival is one of America’s most prominent comedy movie fests. Which is sort of up our alley since … Continue reading

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To Columbus or Not to Columbus?

Today is Columbus Day in the western hemisphere (known as Día de la Raza in many Latin American countries, and as Fiesta Nacional in Spain). But as a holiday, it’s toast. And it should be. Columbus didn’t discover “America” anyway, … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

I don’t usually get choked up over doctrinal statements. But the first time I read this summary of the purpose of human life drafted by the Westminster Assembly, a gathering of English and Scottish clergy in 1646, something in me … Continue reading

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