Monthly Archives: April 2022

Better Than a Puppy!

Artwork by Ebros The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. A baby dragon! Gina had come to Ismara in the hope … Continue reading

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Animal Photobombs

Like humans, some animals have “big personalities.” Others are, well, hams (“haminals?”). And, finally, some are totally da bomb, as in big-time photobombers! Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow.

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Making Something Real

Five years ago this month, we dared to enter our not-yet-finished movie Healing River (then titled after its setting, Cincinnati’s gritty inner-city neighborhood Over-the-Rhine) in the world’s largest Christian film festival. It was my first feature film as a writer-director-producer, … Continue reading

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World Weary Woman

My Featured Blogger this week is Paula Light of Light Motifs II. Paula, a writer and poet based in Orange County, California, harbors an abiding love for her children and grandchildren, as well as movies, cats, and cupcakes. The most … Continue reading

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Beware of Children Telling Jokes

My Real Memoir By age 11, my TV taste had become quite sophisticated. When I came home from school I’d watch refined fare like Leave It to Beaver, Mr. Ed, Bugs Bunny, and my favorite, the inimitable Rocky & Bullwinkle … Continue reading

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“Never Give Up!” Blogging

Thought for the Week WordPress is a large, genteel society built on the principal of mutual sociability: Create a blog (“New tea shoppe now open for business!”) Write posts with suitable tag words (“Hallo, care for a cuppa me-tea?”) Your … Continue reading

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All That Matters

“All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6 ∴

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What to Do When a Dragon Falls in Love With You

Artwork by aaronsimscompany The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. In the hope of saving her brother Zack, Gina Dore had … Continue reading

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Earth Love

A lot of Earth Day articles focus on guilt. We certainly do have plenty to be ashamed of when it comes to how we’ve treated our planet and its inhabitants, human and otherwise. But I believe love is a better … Continue reading

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Get it Write!

In the beginning…          “The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.”       ~Michel de Montaigne I object, a baby should never be subject to this! (Get it?) “Never use abstract nouns … Continue reading

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